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IPL 2021: Kyle Jamieson unsure of participation when the tournament resumes in UAE

May 31, 2021

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Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Kyle Jamieson claimed that he was unsure about his availability when IPL 2021 resumes. Notably, the Indian cricket board recently declared that the remaining 31 matches of the IPL 2021 would be played in UAE. The BCCI officials have stated that hosting the suspended season will be difficult in India due to the monsoons. The 14th season of the Indian Premier League was suspended due to the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in India. Many cricketers and support staff tested positive for the deadly virus even inside the highly secure bio-bubbles.

After the IPL was called off, Kyle Jamieson and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson chose to fly to the Maldives from Delhi. From the Maldives, the Kiwis then headed to the UK for a forthcoming Test series. However, the young New Zealand cricketer feels it was the right decision to postpone the tournament amid the crisis.

I am excited about playing at the Lord's for the first time: Kyle Jamieson

Furthermore, the 26-year-old talked about the forthcoming 2-Test series against England and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India from June 18 in Southampton. Kyle Jamieson, who has featured in only 6 Tests to date, stated that he is excited about playing at the Lord's for the first time. Kane Williamson and his team are scheduled to lock horns against England for a two-match Test series, starting from June 2. 

After completing the mandatory quarantine period, the team will warm up for the two-Test series against England. The New Zealand tour of England begins on May 25. First, it will commence with a practice match. After that, the Black Caps are likely to play a 2-match Test series in England from June 2. The New Zealand cricket board has also named a 20-member squad for the upcoming series.

Talking about India, the Virat Kohli-led team haven't performed well in their recent tours of New Zealand. The Indian batsmen have particularly struggled against the Kiwi pace attack. The NZ pace troika consists of Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, etc. The pitch in England is also anticipated to be very similar to those in New Zealand, giving the NZ pace department a considerable boost. Cricketing conditions in England are very much identical to those in New Zealand. Although Australia is a neighbouring country, cricket pitches in NZ are nothing like in Australia. The ball in Australia does not swing and seam much, and there is just pace and bounce.

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