The Surrey County Club has signed New Zealand’s pacer Kyle Jamieson, the zealous fast bowler will join the Club after the conclusion of the WTC final against India.
Jamieson will be available for selection against Middlesex in the T20 Vitality Blast tournament at the Kia Oval on June 25 & will remain with the squad until the final match of the group. Jamieson will be available for the final two matches in the group stage of the County Championship, against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl from July 4-7 & against Somerset at the Kia Oval from July 11-14. Jamieson will play in English Domestic Cricket for the first time in his cricketing career.
“I am really excited to get the chance to play some County Cricket after the New Zealand Tour. Originally I didn’t think that this opportunity will be possible by considering the tight schedule this year, but with how things have unfolded it’s a great feeling to be able to play for Surrey Cricket & experience both T20 & first-class cricket”, said Jamieson in an Official statement.
“Playing county country is what I always wanted to do in my career, so to have an opportunity to do so now is really awesome. I have heard a lot of good things about the County Cricket, particularly about T20 Blast Nights at the Kia Oval, & really can’t wait to take up the responsibility with Surrey Club to learn & grow whilst trying my best to contribute to the team’s success”, he added.
Kyle Jamieson has produced career-best figures since his test debut against India last year, by scalping 39 wickets from just seven matches he has played. He also enjoys the best test innings of 51 runs scored against West Indies in Wellington last December. In first-class cricket, he has an average of 21.51 with the ball & 21.13 with the bat.
His magical spell for New Zealand has attracted the attention of IPL franchises, with Jamieson bought by RCB for 1.48 m, the fourth-highest price ever paid in the competition for any overseas player. Jamieson comes after Australian pacer Sean Abbott who was forced to return back after he suffered a hamstring injury on his debut for the Club last month whereas the fast bowler Kemar Roach went back to West Indies to play for his country.
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