Kyle Jamieson emerged as the absolute star behind New Zealand’s victory against India in the ICC World Test Championship final. The Kiwi pacer scalped 7 wickets after conceding just 61 runs in the match, earning the player of the match award for himself.
The 26-year-old pacer dismissed crucial Indian batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Rishabh Pant once in the match, along with bagging Virat Kohli’s wicket in both innings.
There are no doubts that after Kyle Jamieson’s outstanding show in the one-off WTC final, he will be in the eyesight of franchises during the IPL 2022 auction.
Currently, the right-arm pacer is part of Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021. He will be representing the franchise in the 2nd leg of the tournament, scheduled to be played during September-October later this year in UAE.
However, he might have to part ways with the RCB franchise in IPL 2022 season. Since the next year’s season will observe a mega auction ahead of the tournament, every franchise will be able to retain only two overseas players in the squad.
For Royal Challengers Bangalore, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell seem to be the two overseas players highly likely to get retained. RCB will never risk releasing AB de Villiers from the squad.
Moreover, Maxwell is another crucial batsman for the team now due to his hard-hitting batting style and impressive performance in IPL 2021. In such a scenario, Kyle Jamieson might not be retained by RCB for IPL 2022 and other franchises will be eager to buy the Kiwi pacer in their squad. Here we talk about 3 teams that can target Kyle Jamieson in IPL 2022 auction.
3 Teams Which Can Target Kyle Jamieson In IPL 2022 Auction
Sunrisers Hyderabad is another team that can target Kyle Jamieson in IPL 2022 auction. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sidharth Kaul, and T Natrajan are few prominent pacers in the squad but they don’t have an exceptional overseas pacer.
Moreover, Kane Williamson has been nominated as the new skipper of the team in IPL 2021 and he is also expected to lead the team in the next edition as well. Hence, Williamson will also be keen to induct his New Zealand teammate Jamieson into his squad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad’s poor show in the first half of IPL 2021 will also compel the owners to buy new players in the next edition. Sunrisers Hyderabad went through the least changes during the IPL 2021 mini-auction by buying just 3 players. However, it did not turn out to be useful as the team lost 6 games out of 7 at the start.