New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson says leaving the IPL amid the raging pandemic in India was an “fascinating” expertise however he remained assured that the “good folks” round him would guarantee a protected 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 had 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 fascinating one. It isn’t one thing that you can plan for. We had been type of knowledgeable proper via. We had some fairly good folks 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 match was suspended after a number of circumstances of COVID-19 had been present in its bio-bubble.
“We simply needed to do the correct factor by ourselves. Clearly the scenario in India was fairly dire and we had been conscious of that what goes outdoors our bubble. As soon as it (the virus) acquired inside it was the correct choice to postpone it.
“We simply needed to maintain trusting in these folks and management we are able to management and we had some fairly good folks round us to assist us get to England.”
Jamieson is happy 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 ultimate in opposition to India, which is scheduled to be held from June 18-22.
Requested whether it is laborious to not have one eye on the WTC ultimate earlier than the 2 Checks in opposition to England, Jamieson mentioned: “Probably not in any respect. For those who look too far forward you may 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 making an attempt to be as conscious as I can round this Check and revel 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 isn’t going to go away or come any nearer so I’ll take care of this one first.”
The IPL will resume in September within the UAE. Requested if he could be out there for that, Jamieson added: “To be honest I don’t know actually. That information got here out couple of days in the past, we have now not had any dialog about it. Our thoughts is on the Check gainst England and the ultimate in opposition to India. Don’t wish to look too far forward.”