New Zealand’s wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has spoken about some of the toughest bowling combinations he has faced during his career.
The 35-year-old Watling, said that the pair of Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja and Dale Steyn-Morne Morkel are the toughest bowling combinations and stand above the rest he has faced in his career so far.
“When it’s turning in India it’s obviously very tough to play any spinner, really. The likes of Ashwin and Jadeja, if conditions are in their favour, it is extremely hard work to score runs in itself, and to not get out,” Watling said in a video posted by ESPNCricinfo.
“But facing guys like Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel in South Africa, that’s a pretty tough challenge. I think they have some of the quicker wickets in the world and obviously it cracks up late in the games. And those types of test matches can be very daunting, with those types of bowlers coming at you,” he added.
The Test expert for the New Zealand team, has so far played 70 Tests, 28 ODIs and 5 T20Is for the side.
Watling, has managed to register 3,658 runs at an average of 38.50 with his highest score being 20, in the longest format of the game.
The right-handed batsman’s feat came last November, when he posted his maiden double ton in 2019 when he scored 205 runs against England at Mount Maunganui.
The wicketkeeper-batsman has also taken the most number of dismissals as a wicket-keeper for the Kiwis broke the record of Adam Parore’s record (201 dismissals) against Bangladesh last year.
He was last seen playing against India in a two-match Test series earlier this year.