The 2023 World Cup will be played in the host of India and the hope is that the upcoming World Cup will be lucky for the team.
Veteran cricketer Ross Taylor has won the New Zealand Cricket Award for the third time and with this, he has also told about his retirement. Ross Taylor said that he is looking forward to playing until the World Cup to be held in India in 2023.
The 36-year-old Taylor was awarded the Sir Cichard Headley Medal in Virtual Ceremony due to an ongoing ban caused by the Coronavirus. Taylor was an important part of the New Zealand team in the World Cup title match played in July last year.
New Zealand’s team reached the World Cup final for the second time in a row, but England won the title on the basis of the boundary. In the last 12 months, Taylor has made many excellent records to his name. He is the first cricketer in the world to play 100 matches in all three formats.
Taylor said it was a great year for him. There were many ups and downs in this. After losing the World Cup after two consecutive years, Taylor is hopeful that the World Cup was lucky for him for the third time, which will be played in India in 2023.
He said that the biggest thing is, what he thinks is hunger. Mental motivation keeps making you better and if it is still there, then age is just number one.
He said about his retirement that he will stay with the team as long as he feels that he deserves that place and is also contributing to the team. He said that he would see the next World Cup, when he would be 38 or 39, and from there he would decide his future.
Ross Taylor, who made his debut in international cricket in 2006, has played 101 Tests, 232 ODIs and 100 T20 matches. Taylor scored 7 thousand 238 runs in Tests, 8 thousand 574 runs in ODIs and 1 thousand 99 runs in T20.