Jamieson keeps IPL return a mystery


IPL 2022 Mega Auction: No Kyle Jamieson in IPL 2022? New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has kept it a mystery whether he will return to IPL for a second year. Royal Challengers Bangalore picked him for a whopping Rs 14 crore from the auction but he didn’t really impress. Ahead of the mega auction, Jamieson said that it is call he will take at a later date due to constantly spending life in bio-bubble. Follow IPL 2022 Mega Auction Live Updates on InsideSport.in

While he is happy with the attention he got in the auction, the time spent away from home is a thought he doesn’t feel comfortable with.

“I guess it will be nice that people believe you have got some skills and contribute to team in whatever way possible. As cricketers, that’s what we are trying to do, win games of cricket and if people feel that you can help them in their cause, then it’s nice, for me,” Kyle Jamieson said in an interaction facilitated by Amazon Prime Video, which will start streaming cricket matches live from January 1, 2022. It has secured the rights for live streaming of New Zealand’s home matches.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Former RCB pacer Kyle Jamieson keeps IPL return a mystery, says ‘Bubble life needs to be considered’

Also read: IPL 2022: Just before the IPL Media Rights Tender, Amazon enters Cricket LIVE Streaming play, check details

See also  Multan Sultans beat Islamabad United

Kyle Jamieson bowls, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2021, Chennai, April 9, 2021

For Jamieson, at this point, there are set preferences like formats or franchise cricket although he understands that in a post COVID world, the choices that one makes in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance would be important.

“What I have seen in last two years, nobody could have foreseen and you don’t know if it would happen again. So all I would like to do is concentrate on my next series and whatever comes on from that role,” Kyle Jamieson said.

“It’s something that we have to deal with in COVID times. I have been in bubble pretty much for nine months this year and just got back home from quarantine (post-India tour) and that’s something all guys need to consider moving forward. I am still learning how do you control that environment,” he added.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Former RCB pacer Kyle Jamieson keeps IPL return a mystery, says ‘Bubble life needs to be considered’

‘Lot to learn in white-ball cricket’

Despite his price tag, he didn’t feature in all of RCB’s matches in IPL 2021 and he didn’t find a place in New Zealand’s Playing XI in the World Cup. Jamieson said he has a lot to learn in terms of skills in white-ball and he is following Tim Southee and Trent Boult’s footsteps.

See also  Shardul Thakur enjoying life on and off the pitch

“It’s still a long way from where I am now to where I want to be in my career. Lot of things to learn, skills in white ball cricket as I go along the way. Nothing really is guaranteed with what’s coming up but I guess with cricket ahead, I have to grow my game, try and take a step back and improve my skills, and win those (ICC) tournaments in days to come,” Kyle Jamieson said.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Former RCB pacer Kyle Jamieson keeps IPL return a mystery, says ‘Bubble life needs to be considered’

However, he is happy to have done well against India. In five matches, he has scalped 22 wickets against India and has become fastest New Zealander to take 50 wickets in Test (9 matches). In the Test series against India, Jamieson was the only bright spot for a struggling New Zealand team. He bagged six wickets in difficult condition for seamers.

Jamieson has given a lot of trouble to Virat Kohli and company, but the gentle Black Caps giant was humility personified when asked about the recipe for his success.

Kyle Jamieson appeals for the wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara, India vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 4th day, November 28, 2021

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Former RCB pacer Kyle Jamieson keeps IPL return a mystery, says ‘Bubble life needs to be considered’

See also  Online threat investigated after Australia land in Pakistan for historic cricket tour | Australia cricket team

“I think I have been lucky at times and three of those five (Tests) games have been in favourable conditions. I have always maintained that I have been lucky to have come into a group where guys like Trent, Tim and Wagner have such great records over long periods of time,” he said.

“When we have played at home, we have often operated with four seamers, I have been able to get the fruits of the hardwork of the other three guys. It’s just that I have been lucky enough to play against India a few times in favourable conditions, and I believe, the ball has rolled a few times in my favour also. I know that will not always be the case and there will be challenges ahead,” he sounded practical.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Former RCB pacer Kyle Jamieson keeps IPL return a mystery, says ‘Bubble life needs to be considered’

For more updates on cricket and other sports, follow InsideSport.IN

– Advertisement –





Source link