ICC WTC Final: I had two Dukes balls in my bag but I didn’t get the chance to use them- Kyle Jamieson

Dukes ball — the ball which is to be used for the WTC Final between India and New Zealand. New Zealander Kyle Jamieson planned to use Dukes ball to Kohli in RCB nets. Jamieson and Virat Kohli will face each other in World Test Championship (WTC) Final.

Kyle Jamieson, in a virtual conference, responding to a question on refusing to bowl at Virat Kohli with the Dukes ball at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) nets, Jamieson said he was planning to use them later on in the IPL 2021 season which is was suspended later on May 4.

Dukes ball — the ball which is to be used for the World Test Championship Final between India and New Zealand.

Jamieson on his relation with Kohli, his RCB skipper –
“We were talking generally about cricket, having played against each other 12 months before. He was asking me if I had played in England, what his own experiences had been there. No specifics. We went our ways with a sort of parting jibe – ‘See you in a month’s time.’”

Jamieson on refusing to bowl at Virat Kohli with the Dukes ball at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) nets, “I had two Dukes balls in my bag but I didn’t get the chance to use them. I was going to bring them out at the back end of the tournament,” he added.

Circle of Cricket report –

Reflecting on his experience in IPL, Jamieson stated it was a good opportunity to share the dressing room with some of the finest cricketers. “My time in the IPL was a great chance to share the dressing room with some legends of the game like Kohli and AB de Villiers. It was great to be involved in that atmosphere, to soak up the knowledge, albeit all the things that were going on outside.”

In the IPL 2021, the Kiwi all-rounder Jamieson was bought by RCB for Rs. 15 crores in IPL 2021 auction. He played seven matches with nine wickets to his name. Jamieson is set to play in the WTC final against India, where he will be facing his RCB teammate and skipper, Virat Kohli.

The IPL 2021 was suspended midway after COVID-19 break out in the bio-bubble of the multiple franchises.

(with inputs from Circle of Cricket)

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