Senior New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor on Sunday admitted that the 0-5 whitewash by India has damage his facet badly and the entire T20I sequence has been a disappointment for them.
Taylor, nevertheless, stated his facet performed higher cricket than the outcomes recommend although they knew from the start that it was going to a be powerful process in opposition to a robust Indian staff.
“The entire sequence has been a disappointment, the best way we put ourselves in good positions and simply weren’t in a position to capitalize. When you’re up in opposition to a world-class facet like India, we’ve got performed loads worse and obtained higher outcomes than this,” Taylor stated after New Zealand misplaced the fifth and closing match by seven runs at hand India a uncommon sequence whitewash.
“Regardless that it is a totally different format (than ODI and Check), it nonetheless does damage. Successful is a behavior and dropping these tight video games. However we’re going right into a format that’s one in every of our strengths. In ODI cricket, hopefully Kane’s shoulder is all proper, new personnel and a few world-class gamers coming again and we’re wanting ahead,” he stated of the three-match ODI sequence from February 5-12.
He stated New Zealand have given a robust Indian facet room to take benefit out of it they usually had suffered from that.
“You may’t give this Indian facet an inch, we gave them much more than that they usually took benefit. You bought to be taught loads faster than we are actually with each bat and ball. Till then, we’ll get comparable outcomes,” he stated, referring to the cases when New Zealand misplaced two matches in Tremendous Over.
Taylor, nevertheless, hailed the Indian staff for with the ability to win sequence away from house.
“As a rule it’s powerful to win away from house however to return over right here with a few their star gamers lacking that may add a unique stability to their facet. I’m positive it is rather good for Indian cricket.
“I in all probability say this, we have been utterly outplayed within the sequence final yr and we got here again and received that semi-final within the World Cup. At any time when we play India in a T20I sport, we all know will probably be an uphill process however we all know we are able to nonetheless beat them when it counts hopefully,” he added.
Taylor, who hit 53 on Sunday, stated the goal of 164 was achievable however the Kiwis got here up quick in a decent chase and couldn’t recuperate from a poor begin.
“I assumed we have been underneath stress once I got here on the market. The way in which Tim Seifert got here out and batted, we obtained ourselves to what as soon as once more would usually be a cushty situation with 66 off 60 balls. You win, possibly 95 occasions (from there),” stated the 35-year-old right-handed batsman.
“If you obtained a world-class bowler like Bumrah, you’ve got to pores and skin the cat barely in another way and he is ready to be their X-factor for them. The way in which (Navdeep) Saini and others bowled put us underneath some stress and wickets fell at totally different occasions,” he stated, explaining how New Zealand batsmen misplaced their plot.
Speaking in regards to the 34 runs conceded by Shivam Dube in a single over, he stated, “Up till the over the place we obtained 30-odd runs, it was in all probability in India’s favour. With that quick boundary, we knew we needed to put them underneath stress.
“We have been solely attempting to get 15 or 16 off the over. So, we’ll take the 30. As soon as once more, we obtained out ourselves in some actually good positions on this sequence. We simply weren’t in a position to capitalize and put the foot on throat,” he stated.
Taylor grew to become the primary male New Zealand cricketer to play 100 T20I on Sunday however he stated his pleasure was was not full as his facet misplaced the match.