Kyle Jamieson hoping for more exciting cricket as Brendon McCullum returns to NZ

February 06, 2023 09:23 PM GMT | By PAMEDIA
Follow us on Google News:

New Zealand bowler Kyle Jamieson expects Brendon McCullum’s homecoming in charge of England to create a buzz in the country.

McCullum is one of his generation’s most beloved Kiwi athletes and is fondly remembered as a transformative captain on the Black Caps.

But he was persuaded to take over as England’s head coach last summer and will be occupying the away dressing rooms over the next few weeks as he looks to get the best of his compatriots in a two-match Test series.

McCullum’s impact on his adopted team has been profound, with nine wins from 10 games since he linked up with captain Ben Stokes, and a brand of cricket that has electrified the sport’s oldest format.

Jamieson had a front row seat at the birth of ‘Bazball’ last summer, unable to prevent England winning thrilling chases at Lord’s and Trent Bridge, and knows to expect more of the same.

“There’s certainly a lot of anticipation from the New Zealand public. 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,” he said.

“It’d be nice if we had some exciting cricket. It’s 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. I’ll guess we’ll see in time, but it’s obviously been exciting for the first six months it’s been around.”

Jamieson is on the comeback trail after suffering a back injury in the Nottingham Test against McCullum’s men. He will play in the two-day warm-up at Hamilton’s Seddon Park as part of his recovery, hoping to prove his form and fitness in time to make the series opener on February 16.

“It’s certainly nice to be back in the mix now. It’s been a long nine months and a whole range of emotions.

“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 content, including but not limited to any articles, news, quotes, information, data, text, reports, ratings, opinions, images, photos, graphics, graphs, charts, animations and video (Content) is a service of Kalkine Media Limited, Company No. 12643132 (Kalkine Media, we or us) and is available for personal and non-commercial use only. Kalkine Media is an appointed representative of Kalkine Limited, who is authorized and regulated by the FCA (FRN: 579414). The non-personalised advice given by Kalkine Media through its Content does not in any way endorse or recommend individuals, investment products or services suitable for your personal financial situation. You should discuss your portfolios and the risk tolerance level appropriate for your personal financial situation, with a qualified financial planner and/or adviser. No liability is accepted by Kalkine Media or Kalkine Limited and/or any of its employees/officers, for any investment loss, or any other loss or detriment experienced by you for any investment decision, whether consequent to, or in any way related to this Content, the provision of which is a regulated activity. Kalkine Media does not intend to exclude any liability which is not permitted to be excluded under applicable law or regulation. Some of the Content on this website may be sponsored/non-sponsored, as applicable. However, on the date of publication of any such Content, none of the employees and/or associates of Kalkine Media hold positions in any of the stocks covered by Kalkine Media through its Content. The views expressed in the Content by the guests, if any, are their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Kalkine Media. Some of the images/music/video that may be used in the Content are copyright to their respective owner(s). Kalkine Media does not claim ownership of any of the pictures displayed/music or video used in the Content unless stated otherwise. The images/music/video that may be used in the Content are taken from various sources on the internet, including paid subscriptions or are believed to be in public domain. We have used reasonable efforts to accredit the source wherever it was indicated or was found to be necessary.

Top LSE Listed Companies