NZ vs Aus – 3rd T20I – “ I thought a thousand times about that first bullet ”


The rookie quickly fired Tim Seifert and Kane Williamson to finish with 2 for 24 in Wellington

Riley Meredith had played his first delivery in international cricket “a thousand times” in his head, so when he landed a good length at over 140 km / h to Tim Seifert in the third T20I against New Zealand in Wellington, he There was relief for the fast bowler that his Australian career was underway.

“It’s good to finally be done, I guess, a little bit of relief,” Meredith said of her debut. “I was really nervous before. Most of the day I was probably playing in my mind, [and] I’ve thought about that first ball about a thousand times, so it’s nice to put it on the pitch in a decent area and go from there. It’s good to have a few wickets and contribute to a win [by 64 runs]. “

What developed was a promising first outing, as he showed the pace that was regularly seen in the BBL – pushing the speed cannon to 150 km / h – while finishing with 2 for 24 of his four overs.