Ross Taylor will play a crucial role for New Zealand in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2015 © Getty Images
Ross Taylor will play a crucial role for New Zealand in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2015 © Getty Images

Jan 15, 2015

Batsman Ross Taylor believes that the New Zealand management will protect the players from the risk of burnout. Taylor’s views  comes just after country’s former skipper Martin Crowe had written in a column in espncricinfo.com that “fatigue” could dent their chances at the World Cup, as they would be playing almost non-stop cricket prior to the quadrennial tournament.

“It’s busy, but every other nation is pretty busy as well, the way Hess [coach Mike Hesson] and Brendon [captain McCullum] are wanting to rest players at different times [is good]. Bowlers will be rotated and, as long as you’re winning games, it doesn’t matter if you’re playing or not,” said Taylor

Taylor also said the team will just try to get the basics right at the World Cup. New Zealand announced their squad for the ICC World Cup 2015 a few days back. They will believe that they can go all the way considering the fact that it is being played in their own backyard. New Zealand are currently playing an One-Day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka. They won the opening game by three wickets, but Sri Lanka bounced back in the next game and they drew level by securing a six-wicket win.

The next ODI is set to be played on January 17 at Auckland.