New Zealand head coach, Gary Stead heaps rich praises on the fast bowler, Kyle Jamieson, who has had a dream start to his international career. In just six Test matches, the 26-year-old pacer has 36 scalps, with 4 five-wicket hauls, at an astonishing average of 13.27.
Gary Stead believes that Jamieson has an insatiable hunger for improvement. He says that the youngster is never satisfied with one good performance and wants to get better. Stead also attributes the success of Jamieson to his attitude as a complete team man in a pace attack including Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner along with Lockie Ferguson and Matt Henry.
“He has a thirst for learning; a thirst for wanting to get better, and I think those are two things that are really important as an international cricketer. He’s never really satisfied with one performance; he’s always looking to get better. When you put that with just being a good person and wanting to be a good team person as, then that makes, really, quite a complete player,” Gary Stead was quoted by nzherald.co.nz as saying.
He will be a big part of New Zealand cricket: Gary Stead
Stead reckons that the sky is the limit for the Auckland-born speedster and will achieve great success going forward. Jamieson, the tallest Kiwi to international cricket, extracts extra bounce courtesy of his 6 feet 8 inches lanky physique.
In his 6-Test career, the right-arm pacer has 2 Man of the Match awards – one against India and Pakistan each – and a Man of the Series award versus West Indies; he was also the Player of the Match on his ODI debut against India.
“We all know he’s got some great attributes and some great skills, and, who knows, the world could be his oyster now with what’s ahead and what’s coming up,” Gary Stead added.
“At the end of the day, he’s still just a cricketer and he’s just one of our boys when he gets together with us, we treat him that way. He’s got everything there in front of him; hopefully, he stays fit and he’ll be a big part of New Zealand cricket I’m sure,” said the Kiwi coach.