[videourl mediaid="P01ZIztR" url="https://mum-videostream.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/cricketcountry/2019/06JUNE/12/nzpc.mp4"] <p></p> <p></p>Ross Taylor remains a key element in New Zealand s batting line-up should not come as an understatement. Taylor had a breakthrough year in 2018. He scored 639 runs from 11 matches, averaging 91.28, and began the year on an emphatic note with 281 runs from three innings against Sri Lanka, a series which New Zealand slept. After a small stutter against India, Taylor made 130 runs from two innings against Bangladesh. And in the two innings he s batted in the World Cup, Taylor has produced knocks of 82 and 48. <p></p> <p></p> Never get too carried away in this game of cricket. I m pretty happy. I had a big push for this World Cup. I m not getting any younger. It s still a long way to go in this tournament. As I said, still got some big games to go. Never get too carried away, but hopefully the confidence and the runs can continue for a bit longer, he said about his current form. <p></p> <p></p> I didn t bat in the first game. It s not a bad thing. I think my position at 4 is to bat in the situation as best as possible. If the openers go well, you play accordingly and vice versa. You try to adapt as quick as possible. <p></p> <p></p> In terms of going out there and getting numbers like that, if you re winning games of cricket and help contribute in any way possible, first and foremost, that s what you want to do. Whatever your stats are at the end of the tournament, if you make the semi-finals, finals, win the trophy, they become irrelevant, and that becomes the main focus. <p></p> <p></p> I think, if you talk to most players on the team, it s about contribution, and if you do that, then they ve done their job.