Blackcap’s star-batsman Ross Taylor feels that Kiwis have shown their bench strength with an impressive performance in the second Test against England and the selectors will have lots of backup options when they pick the team for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India. In the second test match against England, the Blackcaps has made six changes, some forced and some rotated ahead of the World test Championship final against India in Southampton this Friday.
New Zealand is set to clinch their first series in England after 22 years by reducing the hosts to 122-9 in their second innings on day three. As their first test was a draw. Taylor informed reporters after day three ended “It’s just a statement to the youngsters, but also the group in itself, you know, a lot of it was… there was a couple of injuries and then a little bit of rotation was well leading into the final.”
He further adds “But no, I think they played a crucial role in this. As you said, the three players (came in and did well) and the selectors have got, you know, some good back-ups for whatever side they decide to go in with for the World Cup final (WTC).” He lastly said, ” We need to get the batting line-up more solid and start playing the game plan we’re aiming for. That’s big first-innings runs, big partnerships and big individual scores.”