Bangladesh need to do well to survive Test format: Ross Taylor
CRICDOT DESK : Bangladesh beat New Zealand by 8 wickets in the first Test of the series at Mount Manganui. The Kiwis tasted defeat after winning 16 consecutive Tests at home.
Despite the disappointment of losing the team, the batsman who is the highest run scorer in Tests for the Kiwis sees the greater interest of cricket in Bangladesh’s victory from a neutral point of view. According to Taylor, it is important for Bangladesh to do well for Test cricket to survive.
“From a neutral point of view, I think it (Bangladesh’s win) is good for world cricket,” Taylor told the media on Friday. Of course, we are disappointed that we were not able to fight. I just flew the whole time. But I think Bangladesh needs to come up for the survival of Test cricket.
He added, “This win will give them a lot of confidence, not just for this tour, but for all their tours in the next few years.”
New Zealand’s veteran batsman Ross Taylor has decided to retire from international cricket before the start of the series against Bangladesh. The current series is Taylor’s last in white-clad cricket. Taylor will then leave after playing two ODI series against England and the Netherlands.