New Delhi. New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor was not included in New Zealand’s 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup-2021. After this, he will now be seen in a new role. Ross Taylor has decided to mentor Papua New Guinea, which is playing for the first time in this global tournament. Hosted by UAE and Oman, this tournament has started from today i.e. 17 October.
Ross Taylor last played in the shortest format in November 2020, when the Kiwis hosted the West Indies. Taylor’s experience will come in handy for the PNG team. Taylor has played 102 T20 Internationals in his career so far. After missing out on a place in the last two editions of the T20 World Cup – 2014 and 2016 – PNG qualified for the 2021 edition and topped their group in the 2019 qualifiers.
The team led by Asad Vala will play its first match in Group B of the PMG T20 World Cup against hosts Oman. Before the start of the tournament, PNG captain Asad said, “It is really a proud moment for me and all the players of the team. After a long time, I got a chance to play in T20 World Cup. We came so close on many occasions but now we are playing our first World Cup match.