Kyle Jamieson: the latest bowling sensation from New Zealand

(Cricket news) Kyle Jamieson will be looking forward to breaking former speedster Shane Bond’s record of being the fastest Kiwi player to take 50 wickets in Test matches. Bond achieved the feat in 12 matches as the overall record is held by Charlie Turner who did it in 6 matches. Jamieson needs one more wicket to be the 13th bowler to take 50 wickets in their 9th match, he is currently playing in the New Zealand tour of India. Jamieson took three wickets in the first innings as he fell short of one to break the record. 


Jamieson will still have a chance in the second innings as he can definitely overtake Bond’s record. The 6ft 6 inch fast bowler has taken 24 wickets in 4 matches this year with 3 five wicket hauls and 1 ten wicket haul. Given his height, it becomes difficult for the batters to read the ball and the angle coming in with that height causes discomfort to the batter. Jamieson also has pace in his spell as he bowls around 140 km/ hour, he has been the leading wicket taker for Black caps this year.


In his debut match in 2020, Jamieson was playing against India and took 4 wickets including the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the first innings. He took a five wicket haul in the first innings of the second test again removing Pujara this time along with Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant. In the final of the World Test Championship, Jamieson took a five wicket haul in the first innings as he took the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Kohli and Pant. In the second innings he took the wicket of Kohli and Pujara which showed that he played a major role in the match although his experience was minimal. The New Zealand pace attack has been strengthened with his inclusion on the side as he has been partnering with Tim Southee and Trent Boult in troubling the batters.


Although it is too early to predict what he can do, it can be safe to say that he has made a name for himself in such a short period of time. In the ongoing test against India, Jamieson took out  the openers and went on to clean bowl Ajinkya Rahane. Him being part of the team has worked wonders as he has been taking crucial wickets in big games without any hesitation.


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