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Contrary to Crowe's view, Taylor confident of not fizzling out before World Cup

Christchurch: Batsman Ross Taylor believes that the New Zealand management will protect the players from the risk of burnout.

Martin Crowe
Martin Crowe 

Taylor's views comes just after the country's former skipper Martin Crowe had written in a column in Espncricinfo.com that "fatigue" could dent their chances at the World Cup, as they would be playing almost non-stop cricket prior to the quadrennial tournament.

"It's busy, but every other nation is pretty busy as well, the way Hess (coach Mike Hesson) and Brendon (captain McCullum) are wanting to rest players at different times (is good)," Taylor was quoted as saying by the New Zealand Herald.

New Zealand's Ross Taylor celebrates his century during the fifth odi against India at Wellington on January 31, 2014. Pic/Getty Images
New Zealand's Ross Taylor celebrates his century during the fifth odi against India at Wellington on January 31, 2014. Pic/Getty Images  

"Bowlers will be rotated and, as long as you are winning games, it doesn't matter if you are playing or not." Taylor also said the team will just try to get the basics right at the World Cup.

Crowe wrote: "To win the World Cup, New Zealand will need to play 17 one-day matches from here, which will be exhausting. This is my only concern as I assess their chances."

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