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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has announced that the Blackcaps are in no danger of fizzling out prior to the start of the World Cup.
Taylor’s comments come after former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe voiced his concerns about the number of ODIs New Zealand have to play in order to win the World Cup.
“It is a busy schedule, but every other nation is pretty busy as well,” Taylor said. “A lot of nations will be playing that amount of games if not more.”
Since New Zealand are currently playing Sri Lanka in a seven-match ODI series and will then face Pakistan in two ODIs, Taylor noted that players will be constantly moving in and out of the squad.
“Mike Hesson, Brendon McCullum and co. were wanting to rest players at different times to deal with that,” he said. “I like playing. Any more than a week or so off, you just start getting a little bit rusty. I think the bowlers will be rotated the whole time and will be fresh.”