Kyle Jamieson heralded the history of New Zealand cricket at Trent Bridge ahead of the Black Caps’ Test match against England on Friday. 

The likes of Richard Hadlee, Andre Adams and Stephen Fleming have all donned Nottinghamshire whites, and the New Zealand bowler has been pleased to see their contributions recognised at the Green and Golds’ historic home.

“We have seen a couple of photos walking in which is cool,” he said. 

“It is always nice to see those memories and touch on some of the history of our game and our country.

“I think he’s batting at eight in this game?” he joked, when asked if the New Zealand camp had been in touch with Hadlee to seek advice ahead of the Test. 

“No, not quite yet, but hopefully we can find some of that magic. I am sure over the next couple of days we’ll address [the performances of New Zealand players at Trent Bridge].”

After losing the opening match of the series by five wickets, it may not take much to make the Kiwis click in the East Midlands. 

The Black Caps are the third in the Test rankings, and Jamieson doesn’t feel they are far from returning to their best. 

“There are a lot of lessons to learn [from Lord’s],” he said.

“We were probably a moment or two away from winning so we will stay focused on what we do well and I think if we do that we will do okay in this game. 

“It is my first game here, hopefully there will be a packed house and a good atmosphere.”

Jamieson is looking forward to bowling in England for the fifth time, having featured at the Ageas Bowl and Lord’s previously.

“You want to bowl whenever the ball is swinging and moving around, but it is just nice to be part of this team and part of this side,” he said. 

“I certainly get some rewards off the back of some of the work Tim [Southee], Trent [Boult], Wags [Neil Wagner] and those guys do. I just try and do my jobs as best I can. 


England versus New Zealand at our historic home

From James Anderson ripping through Australia, to Joe Root and Jos Buttler tons, day four fireworks are frankly commonplace at our historic home.

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