New Zealand’s latest pace sensation Kyle Jamieson, who appeared in the IPL 2021 auction, has taken the cricketing fraternity by storm ever since debuting in 2020. With his height, Kyle Jamieson has the ability to generate steep bounce while also bowling at a ripping speed. Kyle Jamieson has so far played six Tests, two ODIs, and four T20Is. He troubled the likes of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Ajinkya Rahane during India’s Test tour of New Zealand in early 2020. His four-match T20I career has been a tad less impressive, taking three wickets at 35.33.
Nevertheless, Kyle Jamieson’s overall T20 numbers are impressive, taking 54 wickets in 38 matches at 20.59 while keeping a decent economy rate of 7.98. At the same time, the 26-year old has a strike rate of 138.68, suggesting that he could torment bowling attacks with his aggressive gameplay. He entered his maiden IPL auction in 2021 with a base price of INR 75 lakhs. Former Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir earmarked him as the next ‘Andre Russell’.
Royal Challengers Bangalore pick Kyle Jamieson at the IPL 2021 Auction:
Royal Challengers Bangalore, Delhi Capitals, and Kings XI Punjab engaged in a bidding war for the Auckland-born speedster. At the end, Royal Challengers Bangalore won the bid by securing Jamieson’s services for a jaw-dropping INR 15 crores. With the franchise releasing Chris Morris, Jamieson has arrived for them as a welcome addition.