Star New Zealand speedster Kyle Jamieson has said that he hasn’t played a lot of cricket in India, and the Test series against India will be very different from the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 he played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) during the first phase of the tournament.
Kyle Jamieson had a sensational start to his career as he has picked up 46 wickets in only eight Test games with an average of 14.17, an economy of 2.26 and a strike rate of 37.4. However, so far, he hasn’t played in the sub-continent, and 6 of his matches have come in New Zealand and two in England.
When he played against India in the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) final, he bagged 7 wickets in the match and was named the man of the match. Other than this, he is also a handy lower-order batter and has scored runs at an average of 42.66 for The Black Caps.
It’s Certainly Going To Be A Different Challenge – Kyle Jamieson On Playing In India
Meanwhile, the 26-year-old pacer feels that playing in India will be a different challenge for him, and he is looking forward to it.
“It certainly feels a long time ago. No better way to start than the challenge of India in India. I haven’t played a whole lot of cricket over here. I had the first half of the IPL which was good, but this will be different again.
“I’ve got Wags and Timmy here, so that’ll be good to bounce ideas of them, to get their expertise on how to bowl here. It’s certainly going to be a different challenge to what we get back home but really looking forward to it,” Jamieson said, as quoted by stuff.co.NZ.
Kyle Jamieson added that if he gets the opportunity to play, he will try to stick to his strengths and adapt to the conditions. He asserted:
“First and foremost I think for me it’s not trying to change my game too much – still try and stick to my strengths but try and adapt to what the conditions give. If I do play and get the new ball, it’s trying to swing that and as the conditions change and the roles change throughout the game, try to focus on that.”
Kane Williamson will be returning to the side after opting out of the T20I series and will be leading the Black Caps in the Test series. The Test series will begin from November 25 in Kanpur, and the second and last Test match of the series will be played from December 3 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
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