New Zealand star batsman, Ross Taylor believes that it is still too early to pick favourites for the World Cup, with most of the 10 teams firmly in the race to reach the semi-finals. Taylor said the round-robin format gives enough time for sides to get into their rhythm towards the business end of the tournament.
“I think it’s still early on. The majority, all nine (other) teams are still, or maybe realistically seven teams still in the hunt,” Taylor said. “I think it’s not only the way the draw works out, you know if you can get into a bit of a roll towards the end -- first and foremost, you’ve got to get into the semifinal,” Taylor said.
The Black Caps' 16-year wait to play India in a World Cup match rolls on, with their clash at Nottingham's Trent Bridge called off at 3.00pm, after a long frustrating day. Having started the tournament with three wins from games, against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, this was meant to be New Zealand's big test against a top side.