Trust former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer to always see the lighter side of things in the cricket field and come up with hilarious suggestions. His latest post on social media was about how to tackle New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson, who has so far had an advantage over the Indian batsmen in his short international match. Jaffer, who indicates Jamieson’s height, posted a photo saying there should be a “limit” outside the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai – the venue for the second and final Test match between India and New Zealand, which will ultimately be the result of the series will determine if had the first test in Kanpur ended in a draw.
“One way to deny the Jamieson threat could be to place this height restriction outside of Wankhede,” Jaffer posted on his Koo account Thursday.
Jamieson each took three wickets in the Kanpur Test and in the process the fastest New Zealand cricketer up to 50 Test wickets beaten by former pacemaker Shane Bond. The slim pacemaker now has 52 wickets in 9 Tests at a staggering bowling average of just 15.05.
Jamieson has been quite the torment for India for the past few years. 20 of his 50 wickets have come against India in the four Tests he has played so far. He has also sacked Virat Kohli, who is resting from that match, quite a few times, including in the World Test Championship final.
Jamieson’s good results in the Kanpur Test helped him break into the Top 10 of the ICC Test rankings. He is currently in 9ste place on the bowlers rankings.
With cloudy conditions and a sheet that has mostly remained under deck for the past two days due to rain, Jamieson is expected to be one of the major threats to the Indian batting line-up again.
India, on the other hand, have been strengthened by the return of regular captain Virat Kohli, who missed the T20I series and the first Test due to workload management.
The two teams will close horns in the series decision on Friday.
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