Former India legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar lavished rich praises on Kyle Jamieson after the New Zealand pacer’s thunderous start to his Test career which helped the Kiwis win the inaugural ICC World Test Championship in Southampton.
Jamieson has taken 46 wickets in 8 Tests at a staggering average of 14.17; he has done it with the help of 5 five-wicket hauls, including a Man of the Match performance in the WTC Final.
Sachin Tendulkar observed Jamieson as a “utility all-rounder” for the Black Caps. Currently, the lanky cricketer averages 42.66 with the bat; he made a crucial contribution of 21 runs while batting lower down the order in the final.
“Jamieson is a fantastic bowler and a utility all-rounder in the New Zealand team. He is going to become one of the leading all-rounders in world cricket. When I had seen him last year in New Zealand, he impressed me with both bat and ball,” Sachin Tendulkar said in his YouTube video.
I liked his consistency and he never looked out of rhythm: Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar asserted that with his big frame and different bowling characteristics Jamieson is quite different from the rest of his teammate pacers.
The 48-year-old legendary batter discusses how Jamieson is more of a seam bowler, compared to the other Kiwi pacers who are swing bowlers, and which is how he dismissed the likes of Virat Kohli (twice) in the game. The batting maestro is impressed with the consistency he bowled within the final.
“He is a different bowler from Southee, Boult, Wagner and de Grandhomme. This guy likes to hit the deck hard and likes to move the ball off the seam, while the others try to swing the ball away towards the slips. There were a few variations where he angled his wrists and bowled a booming inswinger. What I like was his consistency and he never looked out of rhythm,” Sachin Tendulkar concluded.