Wellington: New Black caps captain Ross Taylor believes that his stint in the Indian Premier League with Shane Warne will help his side.
Apart from earning him 1.3 million dollars this year, Indian Premier League provided Taylor some of his best captaincy lessons. He played under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid during the first year, followed by Anil Kumble and then Shane Warne this year.
“I talked to Warney a lot about captaincy during the IPL. He is big on winning from anywhere, and that`s one thing I will try to instill into the players” Taylor was quoted as saying by a website.
Taylor insists he can turn up the volume within the dressing room walls. Just his second ODI as skipper, in Dambulla last August, followed an ordinary effort in a tour match.
His most memorable match in charge was the World Cup win against Pakistan, after he had blasted 131 not out, then Vettori wrenched his ankle in the fourth over. “Usually when you`re captain you get a bit of time to think about it,” Taylor said.
Taylor is also likely to become the highest-paid cricketer in New Zealand with a base salary 177,000 dollars, captain`s bonus of 50,000 dollars and an additional match fees.
Ross Taylor has become the 27th player to captain the Black caps. Taylor took over as captain from outgoing Daniel Vettori earlier this week.