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Great to have a block of T20 cricket on its way into the World Cup: Kyle Jamieson

New Delhi, August 17 (IANS) Ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup, New Zealand sailor Kyle Jamieson is looking to fine-tune his ‘T20 skillsets’ in the second phase of the UAE Indian Premier League. Jamieson had picked up nine wickets in seven games for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the first half of IPL 2021.

New Zealand start their T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan in their Super 12 match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 26.

“It certainly does not give us (and) me a head start in getting used to these conditions and these reasons,” Jamieson was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “It’s nice to have a block of T20 cricket for the World Cup, and like I said, just a good chance to practice some T20 skills in the venues we have to play at.”

On his first trip to India, Jamieson adapted to the sluggish Chennai conditions, bowling off-cutter and leg cutters onto the pitch to curb opposition. Asked about his lessons learned from the first half of the tournament in India, he said: “I think it was good to have the first block of T20 cricket and I guess you are constantly reviewing it and trying to see what the plans are for certain stages of the game, certain conditions, different reasons, different strokes. ”

“I do not think there are any details about that. But just being involved around the T20 cricket for a period of time allows you to get into that kind of state, he added.

–IANS

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