Kyle Alex Jamieson, popularly known as Kyle Jamieson, is a Kiwi Cricketer born on 30th December 1994 in Auckland. He is a right-arm fast bowler known for troubling the batsmen with his pace. The New Zealander is 6 feet 8 inches tall, and he uses his height to advantage while bowling to the opposition. Jamieson can even strike a few lusty blows with the bat down the order.
Kyle Jamieson made his first-class debut back in 2014 for the Canterbury cricket team against Wellington. In the fixture that lasted from October 25 to 28, Jamieson returned wicketless and could not contribute a single run. He has played 34 first-class matches in his career so far, scalping 128 wickets at an excellent average of 21.14.
Jamieson had already played List-A cricket before earning a place in the Canterbury first-class squad. The Kiwi player received his maiden List-A cap on April 2, 2014, versus Wellington. Incidentally, he had not scored a run nor taken any wickets on his List-A debut as well. However, now, Jamieson has 42 List-A wickets in 33 matches.
Shifting the focus to his T20 career, the tall fast bowler has dismissed 55 batsmen in 42 T20 fixtures. His best bowling figures of 6/7 show how he can single-handedly turn the game with his wicket-taking abilities. Kyle also has a brilliant batting strike rate of 140.85 in the game’s shortest format.
Kyle Jamieson appeared in the international arena for the first time during a home ODI fixture against Team India at Auckland on February 8, 2020. The all-rounder won the Man of the Match award on his ODI debut by scoring 25 runs and dismissing Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini. Jamieson has five ODI wickets to his name in five matches.
He made his Test debut against India soon and won the Player of the Match award in his second Test. Playing at Hagley Oval, Jamieson picked up a five-wicket haul in the first innings to set up New Zealand’s victory.
The Kiwi player received his maiden T20I cap after the COVID-19 break during the series against West Indies. Unfortunately, Jamieson has not been able to impress in the T20I format, as he has picked four wickets in 8 matches so far at an expensive economy rate of 9.80 runs per over.
Kyle Jamieson will play his debut IPL season for the Royal Challengers Bangalore Team. Jamieson earned a whopping 15 crore deal from the Bangalore-based franchise at IPL Auction 2021.
Born in Auckland, Kyle Jamieson became a well-known player after some impressive performances in his debut series against India. He picked up some big wickets, including that of skipper Virat Kohli on his Test debut. It seems his bowling impressed Virat Kohli enough to offer him a lucrative IPL contract at the auction. It will be exciting to see how the Kiwi all-rounder performs in his first-ever IPL season in IPL 2021.