Test cricket definitely suits my game: Kyle Jarvis

Kyle Jarvis has 13 wickets to his name in three matches which also includes a five-for against New Zealand in Bulawayo in 2011 AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Napier: Jan 25, 2012

Zimbabwe pacer Kyle Jarvis, who has been crossing the 140 kmph barrier at times, said that that the five-day format was very much is his forte.

Jarvis will be the key for Zimbabwe during their Test series against New Zealand in Napier on Thursday.

“Test cricket definitely suits my game. I have felt before that I’ve had more control with the red ball. I have been working hard on my one-day disciplines lately and I’m sure they will pay off in the New Zealand series,” Jarvis was quoted saying in Cricketnext.

“My Twenty20 performances have been good so far. It’s just my one-day cricket which I feel is not where it should or will be.”

Jarvis, who played his maiden Test against Bangladesh in a one-off affair in Harare last year, has 13 wickets to his name in three matches which also includes a five-for against New Zealand in Bulawayo in 2011.

Jarvis said the four wickets in the second innings of the Harare Test against Bangladesh which led to his team’s victory was the highlight of his career.

“My best moment has to be my four wickets in the second innings against Bangladesh to win our Test return game in Harare. It was a very proud moment.”

The 22-year-old said he was confident that the stress fracture on his lower back was a thing of the past now.

“The back is not a problem at all. I feel stronger now than I did before it the injury. It is a very common injury and I had good people around me getting me back to full fitness.”

About his goals and that of the team on the upcoming tour of New Zealand and beyond, Jarvis was not willing to come up with a definite answer.

“I just want to do my best for the team in any way possible. The team really just wants to play good tough competitive Test cricket and if we do the results will show,” he said.