Taylor rejects rumour of him quitting Kiwi squad

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Wellington, Jan.2 (ANI): Middle-order batsman Ross Taylor has rejected speculation that he will forgo his New Zealand contract to become a Twenty20 specialist and cash in on lucrative offers from around the world.

Taylor, New Zealand's most consistent top-order batsman in recent seasons, said he could only speak for himself and wasn't going anywhere.

"I enjoy playing Twenty20 but I'm still young and I've got a lot of things I want to achieve in New Zealand cricket," he told the Manawatu Standard.

"There are some statistics and achievements I want to improve on."

As for the specifics of what he had in mind, Taylor was playing his cards close to his chest but did mention one goal he'd like to achieve: "To try and eventually be in the top three [batsmen] in the world."

Taylor said his two-week break from cricket, other than his Twenty20 match for Victoria in their Big Bash competition in Brisbane, had left him raring to go for Central.

He spent time in the Gold Coast seeing family before playing for Victoria, winning under the Duckworth-Lewis System against Queensland. (ANI)

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