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Jerome Taylor eyes 100-wickets milestone

Jerome Taylor has been in good form in the current series against New Zealand © Getty Images (File Photo)
Jerome Taylor has been in good form in the current series against New Zealand © Getty Images (File Photo)

Bridgetown: Jun 25, 2014

Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who has been riding the wave of a triumphant return to international cricket, is eyeing a significant milestone when West Indies take on New Zealand in the third and deciding Test match on Thursday. Taylor, who enters the match at Kensington oval with 92 wickets, says he has his eyes set on the magical 100 milestone, reports CMC.

“When I started the series I was thinking about it (100 wickets). I was thinking that if I bowled well enough I would get pretty close,” said Taylor. “It would be good to get eight wickets or more… not just for me but for the team. That would be something special and truly satisfying as I look to bigger and better things ahead”, he added.

Taylor, who turns 30, has been the most impressive bowler in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand. So far he has taken 10 wickets at an impressive average of 17.20 runs per wickets. “I’m focussed on winning. I always focus on winning. I play to win,” he said.

“Every time I step out onto the park I try to make an impact and try to bowl the team to victory. It doesn’t always work that way but hard work pays off and I know once I work hard I will get the reward. I’m happy with the way I’m bowling but there is always room for improvement. I’m up for it in this Test match as I was in Jamaica and Trinidad. I’m feeling really great in mind, body and soul”, he concluded.

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