Poor batting 'worldwide malaise', not just Oz's problem, says Mark Taylor

Sydney, Oct 31 (ANI): Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has said that poor batting is a worldwide malaise, and not just only Australia's problem.

According to News.com.au, Taylor claimed that only India was producing good young batsmen, saying that even though England youngsters like Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are not bad players, they are yet not on the same level as Ricky Ponting or Sachin Tendulkar.

Stating that the same can be said about Australian, West Indian or Sri Lankan cricket, Taylor also said that it seems to him that when Test matches are played at the moment, senior players are the ones to make the most of the runs, adding that the problem encompasses the entire world, except maybe India.

Taylor further said that it might be a generational problem, adding that today's cricketers want quick-fire success for which batting for more than about four hours is a monumental effort for them.

Taylor also said that the rise of Twenty20 cricket and the fact everyone wants to play it is having an impact on the batting. (ANI)

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