Ross Taylor feels tackling spin would be crucial against West Indies

New Zealand captain Ross Taylor feels playing spin will be helpful practice ahead of the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Lauderhill, Florida: Jun 30, 2012

New Zealand and West Indies clash in first T20 match of “promotional” series in Florida, United States of America on Saturday.

New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor feels playing and would be crucial for his side considering the inclusion of specialists Sunil Narine highly successful in the recently-concluded IPL along with Samuel Badree in the West Indies squad.

Taylor said, “Playing spin is going to be crucial, not only here and in the West Indies but on the subcontinent.

“Our first two games [at the world T20] are against Pakistan and Bangladesh, so playing spin is going to be key.”

The kiwi skipper is banking on his middle-order, especially Dean Brownlie and Kane Williamson to tackle the Caribbean mystery spin bowlers. He feels batsmen

He was quoted by New Zealand Herald as saying, “Those two players are very good players of spin, and playing T20 is not always about hitting boundaries. It’s about rotating the strike. If necessary, they can hit a big ball but can rotate it around as well.”