Black Caps looking to get ‘momentum’ back ahead of World Cup: Taylor

February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI  

Ross Taylor Bangalore, Feb 16(ANI): New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has said that his team’s poor recent one-day record means that it is important to get the winning mentality back as soon as possible.

New Zealand has won just two of their last 16 ODI games.

“It’s been well documented that we haven’t played well over the last six months, but we know in ourselves that we’re training hard and we can get results,” the New Zealand Herald quoted Taylor, as saying.

“We know once we get a bit of momentum, it’s only three wins away once you make the quarterfinals. We’ll come in under the radar and I’m sure we’ll surprise a few teams along the way,” he added.

The 26-year-old further said that New Zealand’s approach to spin could prove crucial as the tournament progressed, and a good performance against India in the warm-up match is vital.

“They bowl a lot of spin, and a big part of the World Cup will be not only the way you bowl spin, but the way you play it as well,” Taylor said. (ANI)

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