17 Jun 2021

Black Caps vs India: Bowling coach backs Ajaz Patel for test

From Checkpoint, 6:26 pm on 17 June 2021

Black Caps bowling coach Shane Jurgenson says spin bowler Ajaz Patel is right in the frame to play the World Test Championship final against India.

Patel's played just nine tests since debuting in 2018 - six of them overseas, with local conditions less suited to spin.

Jurgenson told our sports reporter Barry Guy, Patel bolted into contention by taking four wickets last weekend.