IPL 2021: New Zealand’s speedster Kyle Jamieson starts practicing with RCB squad
The Royal Challengers Bangalore side is still searching for their maiden title victory in the Indian Premier League. Despite having several T20 stalwarts in their line-up, the Virat Kohli-led side has fallen short year after year in the competition. The franchise has signed a number of prominent players for the 14th edition in an attempt to end their championship drought. RCB’s newest recruit Kyle Jamieson recently took part in their first training session ahead of the impending season.
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While RCB has always had a star-studded batting line-up over the years, they have often struggled with getting their bowling combinations right. The team management has shown a great amount of faith in 26-year-old Kyle Jamieson and the Kiwi pacer could emerge to be the side’s premier bowler for this season. RCB had acquired the talented player’s services after winning an intense bidding war against the likes of Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings. The Kyle Jamieson IPL 2021 salary of ’15 crore also makes him one of the highest-paid cricketers in IPL 2021.
Jamieson got his maiden IPL call for his stellar performance in Tests for New Zealand. He scalped 36 wickets for the Kiwis in just 6 Test matches. Having said that, Jamieson has also failed to replicate his Test success in the recently concluded 5-match T20I series against Australia (1 wicket in 4 matches) and 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh (2 wickets in 3 matches).
Talking about the talented youngster, Mike Hesson told Sky Sports NZ that “he’s a smart enough cricketer, surrounded by good people, and he’ll come out of the other side.”
Meanwhile, the Virat Kohli-led side is scheduled to play this edition’s inaugural game against defending champions Mumbai.