IND v NZ 2021: "Try to stick to my strengths and adapt to conditions"- Kyle Jamieson before 1st Test

Jamieson said he is ready for the "different challenge" in India.

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New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson is looking forward to the challenge of bowling in the tough Indian conditions in the upcoming two-match Test series, starting on November 25 in Kanpur.

Jamieson – who made a record-breaking start to his Test career, taking 46 wickets in just eight appearances – also hopes to get the experienced bowlers Neil Wagner and Tim Southee’s expertise on how to bowl in India in the upcoming Test series, as he is the maiden Test tour of the country.

As reported by, Jamieson said ahead of the 1st Test: “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 (Neil Wagner) and Timmy (Tim Southee) 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.”

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The Kiwis will start their World Test Championship title defense with the India Test series and Jamieson said: “It certainly feels a long time ago. No better way to start than the challenge of India in India.”

The 26-year-old further said that he will stick to his strengths as he looks to adapt to the Indian conditions in the upcoming Test series.

Jamieson further added, “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.”

He signed off by saying, “It was good to be part of and gave me a chance to step back, with the volume of cricket I’d been playing, a chance to work on my game and get back in the gym with Chris (Donaldson, the strength and conditioning coach).”

(With PTI Inputs)


By Rashmi Nanda - 24 Nov, 2021

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