Taylor keen to keep playing until 2023 WC

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2020
Sports Taylor keen to keep playing until 2023 WC

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor gave his side a boost on Friday ahead of their Twenty20 series against West Indies after the 36-year-old said he hoped to prolong his career through to the next one-day World Cup in India in 2023.

Taylor had said earlier this year he would probably have a better idea about his plans after this season. However, the novel coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of New Zealand's mid-year tours and prompted organisers to reschedule the Twenty20 World Cup, which had been due to be held in Australia in October.

That enforced break had helped him recharge and take a fresh look at his goals, he said. "You've got to have short-term goals and long-term goals and the one-day World Cup is definitely on the radar," Taylor said. "It doesn't mean I will make it, but it's definitely one of my goals."

But with the tournament being pushed back until later in 2023, Taylor acknowledged it might be out of reach. "(It) was going to be a stretch at the best of times, when it was February and March," he said. 

(Reuters)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Nov 25 2020

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