West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor enters the final Test against New Zealand starting tomorrow from 10 a.m. at Kensington Oval, Barbados with 92 wickets, and says he has his eyes set on the magical 100 milestone.
“When I started the series I was thinking about it (100 wickets). I was thinking that if I bowled well enough I would get pretty close. It would be good to get eight wickets or more...not just for me but for the team. That would be something special and truly satisfying as I look to bigger and better things ahead,” he said.
But more than reaching the milestone, the pacers also wants to help his team win.
Taylor, who turned 30 on Sunday, has so far taken ten wickets in first two matches and said he is focussed on a victory in the third match – which would help the Windies clinch the series.
“I’m focussed on winning. I always focus on winning. I play to win,” he said.
“Every time I step out onto the park I try to make an impact and try to bowl the team to victory. It doesn’t always work that way but hard work pays off and I know once I work hard I will get reward.”
“I want to continue to stay fit and stay on the park...to represent the West Indies for as long as I can and do well for the people of the West Indies, I’m delighted,” he said.
“I’m happy with the way I’m bowling but there is always room for improvement. I’m up for it in this Test match as I was in Jamaica and Trinidad. I’m feeling really great in mind, body and soul,” he added.