Ross Taylor: New Zealand players could make 'different decisions on their careers'
Kane Williamson in action (Source: AP)
New Zealand crashed out of the World Cup on Wednesday after a defeat to Pakistan in the semi finals of the marquee event.
The Black Caps were one of the favourites heading into the tournament and they produced some memorable performances during the course of the T20 World Cup 2022.
Kane Williamson and co. will be slightly disappointed to have missed out on the finals.
Meanwhile, former New Zealand star Ross Taylor has opened up about the uncertain future of the T20I squad. Taylor believes that a number of players from the current team might draw the curtains on their international career in the shortest form of the game.
Citing the lack of finances in New Zealand cricket, Taylor explained that the players might be forced to pursue other avenues instead of giving their prime years to international cricket.
The rise of franchise cricket in recent years has certainly led to speculations that players could prioritise their participation in the T20 leagues over international commitments because of the massive financial rewards involved.
As quoted by News18, Taylor said:
“It was a campaign that exceeded some expectations but it’s hard to tell whether it was a success or not. One thing’s for sure is that the team is getting older and how many of them will be at the next T20 World Cup in 2024, I’m not sure.
“A lot of the guys will be 35, 36 and that’s not old — believe me! But in New Zealand cricket we don’t have the benefit of paying our players a lot of money, so they start making different decisions on their careers."