New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jürgensen considers winning the opening title of the World Test Championship as his “greatest coaching achievement, while setting the pace for the tempo quartet. Tim Southy,, Trent Bult, Neil Wagner and Kyle Jamieson as the best in the world.
New Zealand defeated India with eight wickets in Southampton last week to take the crown to the WTC, their second ICC trophy.
“I think it’s about, really, all over New Zealand, people who have always put in the extra effort from the staff, the board, the sponsors, the catering on the pitch we play, the New Zealand curators on all grounds, the faces, local coaches and CEOs – everyone has contributed to this somewhere and a valuable contribution and it really means a lot to us now, “he said.
“I think sometimes I was really emotional in my room and also for me personally, my wife, because she tolerates me being away. For me personally, this is my greatest coaching achievement,” Jürgensen was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
Jürgensen revealed that he is still crying with joy and watching the game again and again on the sixth day, while he is in isolation after returning home.
“I saw a few highlights. I read a lot and watched a little bit on YouTube, so I look at it from different angles,” he said.
“But for me, what is different this time is the impact on me personally and you also know about me in my area – what the bowling alley has achieved …
“I think on the last morning we can make vital breakthroughs with Kyle (Jamieson) and Tim (Southy) and Trent (Bult). It was a fantastic effort to put ourselves in a position to pursue a reasonably low total.
“Oh! I cried. I cried a few times – probably every day after the victory. You sit there and then you say, ‘Wow!’ World Champions in Tests “.”
Jürgensen has coached in Bangladesh, Fiji, Scotland and New Zealand, and was admirable in his praise for his tempo quartet.
“I think so. I’ve been thinking for a while that (New Zealand has the best attack). So only me and my role and faith in these bowling; what they bring us as a team and the challenges they have abroad, ” he said.
Jürgensen said that now people will sit down and notice the fact that this is not a coincidence.
“But I think they are and we can probably say for sure that right now – it’s not a coincidence and it’s been happening for a long time. As I said, the faith in the bowling team – how they plan, how fit they are, how strong they are and how much they believe in one The trust is amazing and we have four or five bowls in the final, but everyone does different things.
“Kyle’s height and accuracy to be able to swing him in both directions at a good pace. Tim’s accuracy, performing a new ball – amazing. He can adapt to use the crease – again and around – for left-handers and right-handers.
“We know Trent’s ability with the new ball, but he took the door with the old ball; he’s been doing it for a while, so it’s nothing new for me and the team. We know that Neil (Wagner) makes people feel uncomfortable on their backs. leg and front foot with the lengths in which he bowls, but now brings out guys like Trent. So, he builds a different set of skills so he can swing the ball in both directions and sew it up, “he added.