New Zealand and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) paceman Kyle Jamieson feels taking part in for Virat Kohli’s franchise within the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) actually provides him a ‘head-start’ going into the ICC T20 World Cup. New Zealand begin their T20 World Cup marketing campaign towards Pakistan of their Super 12s match on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 26.
The Kiwis play India three days later on the Dubai International Stadium. Jamieson, who will characteristic within the IPL 2021 in September and October, needs to have some good apply to fine-tune his T20 skillsets forward of the World Cup. “It certainly gives us, (and) me a little bit of a head-start in terms of getting used to those conditions and those grounds,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Jamieson as saying.
“It’s nice to have a block of T20 cricket going into the World Cup and, like I said, just a good chance to practice some T20 skillsets in the venues we’re going to be playing on,” he added.
Talking about learnings from the primary half of IPL 2021, the New Zealand pacer mentioned, “I feel it was good to have the primary block of T20 cricket and, I assume, you’re always reviewing that and attempt to see what the plans are at sure levels of the sport, sure circumstances, completely different grounds, completely different batters.
“I guess there’s no specifics around that sort of stuff. But just being involved around T20 cricket for a period of time, sort of, allows you to get into that sort of a mode,” he added.
Apart from former champions India and Pakistan, New Zealand additionally need to cope with Afghanistan and two qualifiers from Round 1 in Group 2 of the Super 12 stage.
On his first tour to India, Jamieson tailored to the sluggish Chennai circumstances, bowling off-cutter, and leg-cutters into the pitch to limit the opposition.
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