‘No quarter will be given’

Off the field we would be friends again but on the field it will be a different matter,” Taylor said on the eve of the first T20 International.

Written by Express News Service | Visakhapatnam | Published: September 8, 2012 1:20:02 am

As much as Ross Taylor is happy to see Yuvraj Singh make a comeback after overcoming cancer,the New Zealand skipper realises that his team will have to keep a check on their admiration and focus on dismissing the middle-order batsman early.

“Yuvraj’s comeback is a great thing for cricket. He has been out for a year or so and we welcome him back. But when we play against him no quarter will be given and none will be asked for. Off the field we would be friends again but on the field it will be a different matter,” Taylor said on the eve of the first T20 International.

Taylor also wanted to put behind the 2-0 loss in the Test series and said that his side would be more competitive in the two games,the second to be played in Chennai.

“A new set of players have come in for this series. Daniel Vettori,Kyle Mills and Jacob Oram are experienced and have played in these conditions before. They bring in a lot of quality,” Taylor said.

Like the hosts,New Zealand will also be using this two-match series to warm-up for the World T20 to be held in Sri Lanka later this month. “We will try different combinations in these two matches and will use these games as a platform for the World T20 in Sri Lanka. Hopefully,we will arrive in Sri Lanka after winning the series here.”

Taylor will take confidence from their record in T20 Internationals against India. The sides have played three games and the New Zealanders have a 100 per cent win record.

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