New Zealand’s fast-bowling all-rounder Kyle Jamieson reckons that he has been lucky so far in his Test career which led to him witnessing a dream start to his career in the longest format of the game after making his debut against India last year. Jamieson has scalped as many as 52 wickets from 10 games and 301 runs with the bat, however, he reckons that he still has a “long way to go” and “learn a lot” in terms of skills in white-ball cricket.
In an interaction by Amazon Prime Video, Kyle Jamieson said, “It’s still a long way from where I am now to where I want to be in my career. A 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.”
With 22 wickets in five Tests against India (in the last one in Mumbai, he went wicket-less), Kyle Jamieson has often been seen troubling the Indian batter, but the gentle Black Caps giant was humility personified when asked about the recipe for his success.
Explaining the same, Kyle Jamieson said, “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.
He further elaborated, “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. It’s just that I have been lucky enough to play against India a few times in favourable conditions, and I believe, the ball has rolled a few times in my favour also. I know that will not always be the case and there will be challenges ahead.”