After making a dream debut in the first Test against India, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson is planning to carry on with amazing performance in the future matches too. Standing at 6 feet 6 inches, the 25-year-old fast bowler picked up four wickets in his debut Test and played a swashbuckling knock of 44 in the first innings to take his team to 348.
The bowler picked up the important wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Indian skipper Virat Kohli to pierce through India’s batting line-up with speed and accuracy.
Speaking about his debut, Jamieson revealed that he is still really far away from becoming the bowler he wants to. He further stated that he has started to work on certain things to achieve more accuracy in his bowling skills and would be making some really big strides in the coming months.
“I am still a long way off what I want to be as a bowler, with the stuff I am starting to work on and in the next year or so I am going to make massive strides. Whilst I am very happy with where I am at now I think there is still a lot more to come,” Jamieson said.
Jamieson came back into the teams after Neil Wagner announced that he won’t be able to take part in the first Test due to the birth of his child. He took this opportunity with both hands and proved that he too can be an asset for the Black Caps.
Talking further about the first Test, Jamieson noted that the reason for his success in the first game because of the experience the current New Zealand team has. He explained that players Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Trent Boult, and Tim Southee helped him in remaining calm and their advice also helped to enjoy his game.
“I actually was quite relaxed, I probably surprised myself a little bit over the last couple of week of how relaxed I have been. I guess that is the beauty of coming into this team, there are so many experienced heads and so many good cricketers that I just go out and enjoy myself,” Jamieson revealed during the interview.
The Kiwis won the first Test by 10 wickets and did not let the Indians gain any kind of momentum whatsoever during the entire game. The second and final Test between New Zealand and India will commence from February 29 in Christchurch.