IND vs NZ 2021: “It helped me grow my game”

New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson admitted that playing in IPL ahead Test series against India was certainly in his favor despite the contrasting formats in nature.

Jamieson (3/47) was New Zealand’s pitcher on Day 1 of the Kanpur Test. He fired Mayank Agarwal (13 years old), Shubman Gill (52 years old) and Ajinkya Rahane (35 years old) to limit India to 145 in 4. A century of unbeaten run between debutant Shreyas Iyer (75*) and Ravindra Jadeja (50*) raised India to 258 for 4 at the base of the tree.

When asked if playing in the IPL had helped Jamieson prepare for the series in any way, the arrogant lad insisted it did. Speaking at a press conference at the end of Day 1, he explained:

“Obviously, it (IPL) is a very different format but I have experienced some conditions here. I also got to experience the whole of India. Whenever you get different experiences that you can learn from, it will definitely help your game, regardless of country or league. It helped me develop my game and gave me good enough lessons to start getting into the series. ”

The Kanpur game was Jamieson’s first bowling game in an Asia Test match. When asked if he had made any specific adjustments to prepare for the challenge, the Kiwi player replied that it was more of a mental thing. He say:

“No, not a huge amount (change). From a mental perspective, I’ve probably managed not to try to change my game. I’m pretty lucky to have guys like Tim (Southee) and Wags (Neil Wagner). For me, it’s about taking on my game and adjusting a bit to what’s set in front of us. “

Jamieson and Tim Southee were selected as the two tempo drivers for the Kanpur Test, while Neil Wagner was eliminated.

“There is a slight change” – Kyle Jamieson

Jamieson says there is a sign of change on Day 1. When asked if the somewhat uneven nature of the surface helps his bowling, the 26-year-old pointed out:

“There is a slight change. Don’t think it’s a big amount. We didn’t see it in every spell that the balls were going up and down. The odd thing was a bit low but I didn’t see a real difference overall. You just have to try and try around that. On such throws, you try to smack around the base of the tree, where it can go up and down a bit. “

Aside from Jamieson, Southee (1/43) is the only other bowler to win a wicket for New Zealand of the day as all three spinners won. Supporting slow bowlers, Jamieson said:

“I don’t think there’s much help for them. We haven’t seen the balls get big or go low or spit. So all of that will probably go into the game as the game goes on. On Day one, they weren’t a huge amount of help to them. “

Three New Zealand spinners, Ajaz Patel, William Somerville and Rachin Ravindra, submitted a total of 52 laps, of which they went 166 times. IND vs NZ 2021: “It helped me grow my game”

Aila Slisco

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