IND vs NZ: Shubman Gill impressed with Kyle Jamieson’s bowling, calls his post-lunch spell ‘top-notch’

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IND vs NZ, 1st Test: India batter Shubman Gill on Thursday lauded Kiwi pacer, Kyle Jamieson, for bowling a probing spell on Day 1 of the ongoing first Test between India and New Zealand, here at Green Park, Kanpur.

At stumps on Day 1, India’s score read 258/4 with Iyer (75*) and Jadeja (50*) currently unbeaten at the crease. Shubman also managed to score 52 but he was dismissed by Jamieson on a peach of a delivery and that ended up castling his stumps.

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IND vs NZ: Shubman Gill impressed with Kyle Jamieson’s bowling, calls his post-lunch spell ‘top-notch’

“I think Jamieson bowled really well today, especially the first spell he bowled with the new ball. He bowled in pretty good areas to me and Mayank Agarwal. When I came to bat after lunch, that over was top-notch, the whole spell he bowled, he looked top-notch,” said Gill while replying to an ANI query during a virtual press conference.

When asked whether he has been asked to bat in the middle-order by team management, Gill said: “I have opened for my state team and India A. I have batted in the middle-order as well. There is a little bit of tweaking when you play as an opener or you play as a middle-order batter. It is more on the mental side of the things rather than the technique.”

IND vs NZ: Shubman Gill impressed with Kyle Jamieson’s bowling, calls his post-lunch spell ‘top-notch’

Talking about his own dismissal, Gill said: “It is all about reading the conditions, especially after coming to bat after lunch, the ball started to reverse. You have to read the conditions, I was not able to read the ball which dismissed me because I was not expecting the ball to start reversing this early.”

Talking about Shreyas Iyer’s knock, the right-handed batter said: “The way Iyer batted on his Test debut, we lost three wickets in the second session. Jadeja and Iyer have stitched together a good partnership, hopefully, it continues tomorrow.”

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