Black Caps Ross Taylor said team is ready for match with Afghanistan
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor said that his team is ready to counter Afghanistan’s spin on their upcoming match tomorrow at County Ground, Taunton.
“I think against Afghanistan, they have a lot of spin there, so (it’s) something to factor in. But two from two, that was what we wanted to do and we were able to do it,” said Taylor who got three 40 plus scores in his last four ODI innings.
The Black Caps won their second match against Bangladesh on Wednesday by two wickets with 17 balls left. Right-arm fast bowler Matt Henry led their pace attack supported by fast bowlers Trent Boult and Lockie Ferguson. Boult and Ferguson clocked speeds of up to 96 mph which helped in their win against the Tigers.
Taylor believes that Ferguson is the key man to winning the ICC Cricket World Cup tournament because of his express pace.
“Lockie, he just gives you that X-factor. Obviously, (Lockie is) our fastest bowler. He is going to be a key factor for us if we’re going to feature in this tournament,” said Taylor. “I think he’s creating pressure for the guy at the other end (to take wickets).”
New Zealand has the favourite odds of -714 while Afghanistan has odds of +520.
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