India will bounce back at some point: Ross Taylor
New Zealand have started off well by winning the opening ODI but their star batsman Ross Taylor feels India have a good chance to bounce back in the second game on Wednesay as conditions are more likely to favour the visitors.cricket Updated: Jan 24, 2014 11:40 IST
New Zealand have started off well by winning the opening ODI but their star batsman Ross Taylor feels India have a good chance to bounce back in the second game on Wednesay as conditions are more likely to favour the visitors.
The Black Caps won by 24 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, but Taylor believes it will only get tougher from here.
"It was a great start for us, a great all-round team performance on Sunday. We all performed our roles exceptionally well and carried our form from the West Indies series, especially the T20s," said Taylor.
"But India are a very good side and their whole team has got a balance to it. Being the number one team in the world in ODIs, I am sure they will come back in the series," he explained.
"Hamilton is the slowest wicket we have. So it will be a bit more to their liking. We have two matches here. The wicket plays low compared to the bouncy Napier wicket. But we know the conditions better and we have played here a couple times this season. So hopefully we can play accordingly," he added, stressing about the conditions at Seddon Park.
It will not just be the pitch alone as it has been raining consistently in Hamilton for two days ahead of the match. The forecast for Wednesday too is cloudy with showers in between, so a full game is looking uncertain at this point.
When asked if the pitch is good enough for a 300-plus score like the last ODI versus West Indies here, should there be a full game, Taylor replied, "Obviously weather will play a big part in that. Duckworth/Lewis method too because it looks like there will be a few showers tomorrow."
"It will be a bit patchy but obviously we will talk among ourselves and play accordingly. D/L hasn't been favourable to us in the past, so let us wait and see what happens," he added.