|Wellington, June 30 (ANI): New Zealand captain Ross Taylor is wary of the West Indies big hitters Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard ahead of their Twenty20 series in the United states.
The Black Caps innings will revolve around Taylor as New Zealand's best T20 player, Brendon McCullum is resting; Daniel Vettori won't be back in the T20 frame until just before Sri Lanka and James Franklin was excused to play for Essex in England.
"I guess individuals can win games by themselves in T20 more so then ODIs or test matches," Taylor said.
"They are a dangerous side when it comes to that. They'll be a lot more familiar to these conditions than us and they have played a lot more recently, but I'm more worried about ourselves and how we execute," stuff.co.nz quoted Taylor, as saying.
Ranked fourth to the West Indies' ninth in the latest ICC T20 batting order, New Zealand have generally performed well in the shortest discipline.
They've won 24 of their fifty T20 internationals compared with the West Indies' 14 of 36. And New Zealand has never lost to the West Indies in three T20 internationals, the first two of which were tied.
New Zealand (from): Ross Taylor (c), Martin Guptill, Rob Nicol, Daniel Flynn, Kane Williamson, Dean Brownlie, Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Jacob Oram, Andrew Ellis, Nathan McCullum, Doug Bracewell, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Ronnie Hira.
West Indies (from): Darren Sammy (c), Dwayne Smith, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampul, Sunil Narine, Fidel Edwards, Samuel Badree, Johnson Charles. (ANI)