New Zealand and Royal Challengers Bangalore seamer Kyle Jamieson has said that batting has always been his passion since his childhood days and while he is primarily in the side for his bowling, he would like to upgrade his batting skills.
Jamieson, who was picked up for a whopping Rs 15 Crore by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, has endured a decent outing in his maiden IPL campaign.
The right-hander has returned figures of 2/27 (4) and 1/30 (3) in the two games that he has played thus far.
With the bat too, Kyle Jamieson made a decent contribution in the last game against SRH where he stroked a quickfire 9-ball 12 including two fours.
Jamieson reckoned that lower-order contributions are vital in a low-scoring game and he is looking forward to improving his batting skills and contribute to the team’s cause in the forthcoming games.
“Certainly (whether he is looking to work on his batting skills), batting has always been my passion from when i was very young. While my role seems to be more with the ball now, it (batting) is something which I want to keep developing, making contribution to the team. We have seen across most of the games so far, lower order runs can be vital to teams winning games. Whether that be 10-15 runs or 30 runs, that’s an important factor, especially at the back end of the innings,” said Kyle Jamieson.
As far as bowling is concerned, Jamieson reckoned that one cannot have a specific stock delivery in T20 cricket and one had to change bowl keeping in mind the strength and weakness of a particular batsman.
“We do a lot of work around the opposition batters and how we are going to approach. That (Stock deliveries) may change. Some guys stay leg side of it (the ball), some guys look to come across, some guys strengths are offside/legside, so it’s always changing, I guess. For me, I’m trying to focus on myself a little more. I know I have got bounce, I can use my height, I can move the ball both ways. So I can tailor that to whom I’m playing against.” Jamieson added.