Bazball in focus as Kyle Jamieson welcomes Brendon McCullum in familiar habitat
Kyle Jamieson returns to the New Zealand Test squad after June 2022 (Source: Twitter/@Cricket_TS)
With England's two-Test tour of New Zealand starting in less than ten days, the visitors have again entered the Bazball zone, marshalled by a Kiwi and their head coach Brendon McCullum.
McCullum is again the cynosure of all eyes, and rightly so, as not only has he turned the Test fortunes for England, but it will also be his first assignment as an away head coach on his home turf.
New Zealand's homegrown hero has been the pioneer of the changed Test scene for England that started with the New Zealand series of June 2022.
With the Three Lions again locking horns with the Blackcaps, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, who already had the ringside view of McCullum's Bazball, talked about what changes it has brought to Test cricket.
Jamieson last played a Test series in June last year. However, with his layoff about to end, the pacer shared how he will get back into action.
Here's what Jamieson said
"That series seven or eight months ago set the scene a wee bit for what has come and having Baz in charge as well is a little bit close to home and creates some interest. It’s (Bazball) been a talking point around the world and made for some great viewing. How that changes the way [Test] cricket is played I’m not too sure. But it’s obviously been exciting for the first six months it’s been around,
"It’s certainly nice to be back in the mix now. The next couple of days for me are about getting some overs in and continuing that journey back into international cricket. It’s not so much about England, it’s just another chance to get back on the park and get back into international cricket."
The first Test of the series starts on February 16 at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui.
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