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Senior New Zealand player Ross Taylor has claimed his country’s cricket has immensely benefitted by their experience playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) over the years. He believes the IPL franchises provide a competitive playing environment and a chance to display skills on a grand stage, that hones the abilities of the cricketers.

“I have been fortunate to play for a few teams (in the IPL) and play with great players. I think, there has been an aura around Australia, South Africa and a few of these teams. I think IPL helped New Zealand cricket sort of bridge that gap a little bit (between players),” Taylor said.

“Once you know these players. You are picking their brains and you are watching them train and that has helped New Zealand cricket immensely. Players who have played over there and (who will play in) years to come will benefit by rubbing shoulders with best players in the world,” he added.

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