New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen and point guard Tim Southee and Neil Wagner provided insight into what makes their bowling group so great.
In a video uploaded by the official Black Caps Twitter account, Jurgensen explained that the team environment is one of trust and selflessness.
He said he was pleased to see the combined attitude of the bowling group, adding that they were on the verge of leaving a “fantastic legacy” for New Zealand.
“I think what’s really important is that the guys really care about the success of this team. There are definitely times when you have those relationships in the environment and the trust, the culture is there, I think it’s been really nice for me is to see how truly selfless everyone is. I know these guys are leaving a fantastic legacy for the cricket team. “
Tim Southee, the longest-serving member of his department, said Kiwi bowlers are not easily satisfied and always strive to be better.
“One of the characteristics of this group is that the guys are not happy and always looking to improve and that’s kind of the part of the environment where even at 32 you are still looking for ways to. improve your game, ways to bring the game to a new level. “
New Zealand are currently one of the few teams to cover all bases. Southee, Wagner, Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson and Matt Henry form one of the most equipped pace-quintets in the world.
Ajaz Patel and Mitchell Santner are excellent spinners, while Colin de Grandhomme and Daryl Mitchell tick the boxes for all-rounders.
“This is arguably the best moment in New Zealand cricket” – Neil Wagner
Wagner praised De Grandhomme, Mitchell and Henry, saying it was probably New Zealand cricket’s best era in terms of bowling wealth.
“Us as a bowling group, along with Colin de Grandhomme and Daryl Mitchell and all the other guys too… Matt Henry, who had a really good success with the Dukes ball here in England. the best time at New Zealand Cricket with the wealth of bowlers and experience. “
New Zealand are currently playing their second test against England at Edgbaston. The hosts have won the toss and strike first.