Kyle Jamieson drools over ‘pleasing’ Kanpur Test amidst 'lucky' outings against India

Kyle Jamieson drools over ‘pleasing’ Kanpur Test amidst ‘lucky’ outings against India

New Zealand’s pacer Kyle Jamieson has enjoyed good success against India in the longest format.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

New Zealand’s pacer Kyle Jamieson has enjoyed good success against India in the longest format. However, he has attributed his success to the entire bowling unit of the Kiwis. He reckoned that having Trent, Tim, and Wagner in the side has helped him reap rewards more often than not.

Jamieson’s record in the red-ball format has been pretty fascinating. He is the fastest New Zealander to reach 50 wickets wherein he achieved this feat from just 19 Tests. However, the pacer stated that there is still a very long way to go. He added that he needs to grow his game and work on his skills in order to help the side to win the mega tournaments.

“It’s still a long way from where I am now to where I want to be in my career. Lot of things to learn, skills in white-ball cricket as I go along the way. Nothing really is guaranteed with what’s coming up but I guess with cricket ahead, I have to grow my game, try and take a step back and improve my skills, and win those (ICC) tournaments in days to come,” Jamieson said in an interaction facilitated by Amazon Prime Video.

When we have played at home, we have often operated with four seamers: Kyle Jamieson

Though Jamieson went wicketless in the Mumbai Test, his record against India has been quite impressive. He has scalped 22 wickets from five Tests against India. The speedster who has often asked difficult questions to the Indian batters said that he has received enough help from the other bowlers in the team. He also reflected on the Kanpur Test and reckoned that it was special to do the job for the side.

“I think I have been lucky at times and three of those five (Tests) games have been in favorable conditions. I have always maintained that I have been lucky to have come into a group where guys like Trent, Tim, and Wagner have such great records over long periods of time. When we have played at home, we have often operated with four-seamers, I have been able to get the fruits of the hard work of the other three guys.

I didn’t know what the surfaces are going to play like and had very limited time in those conditions, so yeah, to take my game in those conditions and to be able to do the job, was pretty pleasing,” he added.