By the end of Day 2 in Wellington, the Black Caps seamers have ensured that they are pocketing yet another home series. For the second time in two Test matches against West Indies, New Zealand has gone with a four-person pace attack, and the second game looks to be headed to the same as the first one.
Standing 6 feet 6 inches – New Zealand’s tallest cricketer – Jamieson romped through the visitors’ batting line-up after being called into the bowl as the fourth seamer. The West Indies complete the day at the score of 124/8, trailing by 336 runs.
They make my job easier: Kyle Jamieson
Jamieson made his Test debut earlier in the year against India. He picked a five-fer in his second Test match as Kane Willaimson’s side whitewashed Virat Kohli’s. He is in awe of his ‘world-class’ bowling partners – Trent Boult, Tim Southee, and Neil Wagner – who have produced consistent results for New Zealand for about a decade.
As quoted by ESPNcricinfo, Kyle Jamieson said, “You look at Tim and Trent and Wags and the way they’ve gone about their business in the last eight-ten years and it’s nothing short of world-class. And I think for me, firstly to be in the environment around those guys, I learn so much.”
The 25-year-old doesn’t mind bowling as the fourth-choice as others make his job a bit easier. Jamieson feels fortunate to play alongside Boult, Southee, and Wagner- who he considers as three of the greatest Kiwi pacers.
“And then to come in and bowl off the back of what those guys are doing, it sort of makes my job a little easier. I just consider myself very fortunate to play in the same team as those guys and play in the same era as three of New Zealand’s greatest-ever quicks,” Kyle Jamieson added.
A big century from Henry Nicholls in the first innings gave the bowlers enough runs to bowl at, and they have responded fantastically by picking 8 West Indies wickets.
The hosts are already leading the series as they defeated Jason Holder’s side by an innings and 134 runs in the first Test, courtesy of Williamson’s career-best 251. They host Pakistan and Australia next.