The eye-catching debut efficiency of Kyle Jamieson within the crushing win over India has left New Zealand with a selection conundrum as they give the impression of being to comb the two-Test sequence. The chief destroyer when New Zealand rolled India for 165 of their first innings to arrange a 10-wicket win in Wellington on Monday was the 6ft 8in (2.03m) all-rounder Jamieson, filling in for brief-ball maestro Neil Wagner.
After taking 4 for 39 and baffling India’s batsmen with the bounce extracted by his tall body, Jamieson additional enhanced his fame with the bat.
He bludgeoned 44 off 45 deliveries, together with 4 sixes, igniting a late scoring flurry the place the final three wickets contributed greater than a 3rd of New Zealand’s first innings 348.
Wagner, who has 204 Test wickets, has been on paternity depart however is obtainable for the second Test beginning in Christchurch on Saturday — as is seamer Matt Henry — making a wholesome selection downside for New Zealand.
“Kyle was brilliant on his debut,” mentioned captain Kane Williamson.
“I think we saw in the white ball format how he is able to contribute in so many different areas, obviously that slightly unique part to his game with his height where he creates quite a different bounce,” he added.
Williamson was not giving something away concerning the seemingly stability of the facet for the second Test.
“Neil will be pretty excited to get back to the team as well so it’s really handy,” Williamson continued.
“Obviously we have Matt Henry with us as well and he has been a really good performer for the team.”
Still to return to full health is New Zealand’s one real specific bowler Lockie Ferguson, who suffered a calf damage throughout his Test debut in opposition to Australia in December
“We had so many fast bowlers with injuries. They’re all fit and coming back into the fold and you feel there is that element of depth with fast bowlers that we always thought we had,” Williamson mentioned.
India captain Virat Kohli and Williamson agreed that the late-order batting of Jamieson, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme and Ajaz Patel as New Zealand established a 183-run first innings lead had been essential.
Williamson admitted that if New Zealand had been compelled to chase 150 or extra of their second innings it “would have been really challenging.”
Kohli conceded that India would face inevitable criticism for letting New Zealand off the hook AMD.
“We have to understand we were not at our best in this game and there is no shame or no harm in accepting that,” he mentioned.
“Playing sport at an international level, wins and losses are part of things. We’re not bothered by another loss but we’re not going to take a backward step, that’s for sure.”