Author: Abhishek Rajan
Kyle Jamieson says that making a switch from Canterbury to Auckland is one of the main reasons why he has been able to earn a Test call-up from New Zealand.
The pacer believes the stint with Auckland has not only helped him get better as a cricketer, it has helped him get better as a person as well.
According to Jamieson, the fact that he was not very happy at Canterbury, it reflected on his behavior on the field. He realized that he was getting way too aggressive, which he didn’t need to be.
He just didn’t have enough positivity around him and he decided he had to get away and find more positive environment, which was the reason behind his moved to Auckland. It proved to be a very good decision for him as he found the positivity that he needed.
“I wasn’t really liking the person I was on the field as well, so it was just a shift that I needed to make. Most importantly, I needed to be happy and I needed to enjoy my cricket.” Jamieson was quoted as saying by 1News.
“It (coming to Auckland) has been massive. I’m really enjoying my cricket, which is probably something I couldn’t say a couple of years ago.” Jamieson added.
Jamieson had flown to Australia to be with the New Zealand Test squad last year, but he was not named the official member of the squad. He was kept on stand-by and wasn’t required in the series against the Baggy Greens.
The 25-year old played his first international match earlier this month in the ODI series against India and was declared the man of the match in his very first appearance for the Kiwis.
The Kiwi pacer, however, might not get a playing opportunity in the first Test match against India, as Trent Boult, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner are three preferred fast bowlers for New Zealand in Test cricket at the moment.
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