NEW DELHI, Feb. 12 -- New Zealand's most experienced cricketer Ross Taylor, 34, speaks about the 2019 World Cup being his last, how an eye operation gave him a lease of life and missing the Indian Premier League.Excerpts

New Zealand lost 4-1 in the ODI series to India. Is this a shock before the World Cup?

A better team beat us. When you are completely outplayed, there are positives but it came at the right time because now we know we have a few areas to address before the World Cup. Doing better against a team like India might have papered over them and now we feel if we can improve, we can be really competitive in England.

India play NZ in Nottingham on June 13. Will your county experience last year be of advantage?

It is definitely a...