1bcaa98a fppamqoakaa2njw
Image Source - Twitter

Matthew Kuhnemann: Debutant spinner eyes critical day three against India

Australia’s latest debutant, left-arm orthodox spinner Matthew Kuhnemann, has shared his thoughts on playing in the second Test against India in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. With two days of action-packed cricket already behind them, Kuhnemann acknowledges that the game is poised for a tense finish, where only the team that maintains their focus will emerge victorious.


Speaking to ABC Sport after the second day of play, the 26-year-old remarked, “It’s a bit of a tug of war at the moment, that’s what Test cricket’s all about.” He further added that his sudden inclusion in the team did not affect his mentality and was happy that his career catapulted from domestic cricket in Australia to international cricket quickly. Kuhnemann also expressed his desire to make the most of every opportunity that comes his way.


Kuhnemann shared that he has a good bond with his skipper Pat Cummins and with the captain’s trust in him to open the bowling, the debutant was able to remain composed on the field. He also revealed that he prefers taking the new ball as it helps him to attack better and enter each match with a fresh mindset, enabling him to confuse his opponents.


Reflecting on the ongoing Test match, Kuhnemann stated that day three would be critical and the decider as to which team would come out on top, given the way the first two days panned out. He concluded by saying, “It’s been amazing to be part of this game so far, and tomorrow [day three], there’s going to be more happening … so it’s going to be awesome.”