Kyle Jamieson believes a return home has been a massive reason for his rise in international cricket.
The New Zealand fast bowler now has 36 wickets at a bowling average of 13.27 and a batting average of 56.50 in six tests.
Born and bred in Auckland, Jamieson played two seasons for Canterbury, before signing with the Aces for the 2019 domestic campaign.
"The environment that I found myself in there has been very helpful and the coaches up there, their knowledge has certainly expanded my eyes in term of ways of improving, so they deserve a lot of credit.
"Also the group of players as well."
The breakout star of this year's summer tests also feels he's timed his run to perfection.
Jamieson says he doubts he would've been ready to play for New Zealand, after being included as injury cover for the tour of Australia 13 months ago.
"I think I was still a long way off.
"The learnings I took out of those couple of weeks certainly helped me when I came back certainly helped, and I guess trying to work on a few things before I actually played international cricket."