While Virat Kohli averages a staggering 113 in ODIs in 2018, Ross Taylor’s average is 92 in the same period across 13 ODIs. @ Getty Images

Napier: New Zealand‘s senior-most batsman Ross Taylor on Monday urged his team to focus on the Indian top-order rather than “get caught up” with run-machine Virat Kohli during the upcoming limited overs series.

The tour starts Wednesday with the first ODI. India will be playing five one-dayers and three T20 Internationals against the ‘Black Caps’.

Entering the Test series worried about how to decode Kohli, the Australians recently learnt it the hard way as Cheteshwar Pujara stole the thunder Down Under, helping his team to an epic triumph. Taylor doesn’t want his team to follow a similar approach. (ALSO READ: Biggest threat for India will be Ross Taylor: Mike Hesson)

“He’s (Kohli) a sensational player, the best one-day player going around, easily. It’s easy to get caught up in him. You’ve got two pretty good openers at the top, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, before he gets in,” Taylor was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.

Taylor had his first net session at the McLean Park after his finger injury during the home series against Sri Lanka.

While Kohli averages a staggering 113 in ODIs in 2018, Taylor’s average is 92 in the same period across 13 ODIs. (ALSO READ: India vs New Zealand, 2019: Full Schedule, Fixtures, Squads, Live Streaming – Everything you need to know)

“I’ve played a few internationals now and understand my role in the team. I’ve worked on my game and try and rotate the strike early and be as busy as I can. Different shots against spinners at different stages have maybe evolved my game in a positive way,” Taylor said.