New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson says leaving the IPL amid the raging pandemic in India was an “attention-grabbing” expertise however he remained assured that the “good individuals” round him would guarantee a secure passage to England for his first UK tour.
Jamieson, together with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, selected to fly to Maldives from Delhi earlier than they have been to take a flight to the UK as they felt unsafe in India’s nationwide capital, then the hotspot of COVID-19 within the nation.
“It was an attention-grabbing one. It’s not one thing that you possibly can plan for. We have been type of knowledgeable proper by means of. We had some fairly good individuals round us, the BCCI and IPL groups,” mentioned Jamieson in a media interplay on Sunday.
The lanky pacer performs for RCB within the IPL. The event was suspended after a number of instances of COVID-19 have been present in its bio-bubble.
“We simply needed to do the best factor by ourselves. Clearly the state of affairs in India was fairly dire and we have been aware of that what goes exterior our bubble. As soon as it (the virus) acquired inside it was the best determination to postpone it. We simply needed to maintain trusting in these individuals and management we are able to management and we had some fairly good individuals round us to assist us get to England,” Jamieson mentioned.
Jamieson is worked up about his maiden UK tour which begins with the primary Check in opposition to England at Lord’s earlier than culminating with the World Check Championship last in opposition to India, which is scheduled to be held from June 18-22.
Requested whether it is exhausting to not have one eye on the WTC last earlier than the 2 Checks in opposition to England, Jamieson mentioned: “Not likely in any respect. For those who look too far forward you will get caught within the bounce somewhat however.
“It’s my first journey to England. I’m enjoying cricket for first time at Lord’s. If I get distracted by one thing in two three weeks time then I might find yourself not being in nice form. I’m simply attempting to be as aware as I can round this Check and luxuriate in. Who is aware of if it ever occurs once more for me. So simply specializing in this Check and Edgbaston after which the ultimate (in opposition to India). It’s not going to go away or come any nearer so I’ll care for this one first,” he mentioned.
The IPL will resume in September within the UAE. Requested if he could be obtainable for that, Jamieson added: “To be honest I don’t know actually. That information got here out couple of days in the past, we now have not had any dialog about it. Our thoughts is on the Check gainst England and the ultimate in opposition to India. Do not wish to look too far forward.”