Royal Challengers Bangalore seam-bowling all-rounder Harshal Patel might have grabbed the spotlight in the IPL 2021 season opener against the Mumbai Indians; however, he spoke about Kyle Jamieson’s strengths. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s bowling attack flourished against the Mumbai Indians on Friday as they restricted Mumbai to 159 in Chennai and chased it with two wickets to spare. Harshal Patel enlists Kyle Jamieson’s most significant strength and what sets him apart.
Kyle Jamieson was one of the costliest overseas players in the IPL 2021 auction as Royal Challengers Bangalore shelled out INR 15 crores. He performed decently in his debut as he finished with figures of 4-0-27-1, dismissing Suryakumar Yadav in the process. The towering right-arm seamer could’ve had Krunal Pandya’s wicket, too, had captain Virat Kohli not dropped his catch.
Harshal Patel claimed that Kyle Jamieson is quite consistent, mainly with the areas he hits. The 25-year old said that any batsman would agree that Jamieson, who is 6’8, bowls on that corridor of uncertainty with the new ball. Along with that, the Kiwi pacer also strikes with the correct length in the death overs.
“His consistency. The work he gets on the ball, and obviously the areas that he hits, he is very very consistent. And any batsman would agree to this, anybody who is 6’8’ and consistently bowls on that corridor of uncertainty with the new ball. Then hits the length in the death overs as well to get away,” Patel said as quoted by India Today.
Harshal Patel earned the man of the match against the Mumbai Indians:
Meanwhile, Harshal Patel claimed his maiden fifer in IPL on Sunday and became the first bowler to do so against the Mumbai Indians. The Gujarat-born right-arm pacer’s victims were Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ishan Kishan, Kieron Pollard, and Marco Jansen. He also hit the winning run off the final delivery to secure the win for the Royal Challengers.