WTC Final: Sachin Tendulkar heaps praise on pacer Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson

Legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar feels that Kiwis star bowler Kyle Jamieson is very different from other New Zealand bowlers. And he has a spark to become one of the world’s leading all-rounders in world cricket.

Kyle Jamieson’s heroics with the ball has played a massive role in New Zealand’s victory against India in the final of the WTC at the Ageas Bowl. Jamieson was awarded as the “Man of the match” as he scalped seven wickets including a five-wicket haul in the first innings.

“He is gonna go on to become one of the leading all-rounders in world cricket. When I saw him in New Zealand last year, he impressed me with both ball & bat”, Tendulkar said in a Youtube video on his channel.

“He is a very different bowler compared to Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Colin De Grandhomme & Neil Wagner. This guy likes to hit the deck hard & other guys like to swing the ball”, added Tendulkar.

Tendulkar further appreciated Kyle Jamieson who curated a spell-bounding partnership with Kane Williamson in the first innings & how he was able to discomfort Indian bowlers. “His partnership with Williamson was a critical partnership for New Zealand. He chooses to attack from ball one & he used his height beautifully. A tall batter who can get onto the front foot makes a big statement & that kind of unsettles bowlers”.

Sachin Tendulkar highlighted the fact that losing the crucial wicket of Virat Kohli & Cheteshwar Pujara in the first 10 overs on Reserve day put India under immense pressure. “I had mentioned that the first ten overs will be critical. If we can last till drinks, then we had the firepower to accelerate. New Zealand was successful in getting Kohli & Pujara out of the crease in quick succession & Rahane too got out soon. The pressure stayed on India”, he pointed.

Tendulkar further praised Williamson & said, “Kane Williamson is one of the leading players in the world. His temperament is fantastic & the way Williamson makes himself comfortable while batting in middle is something to watch out for. His calm & compose nature helped him to rock both the innings during the WTC Final”.

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