Kyle Alex Jamieson (born 30 December 1994) is a New Zealand cricketer. He made his international debut for the New Zealand cricket team in February 2020 against India.[2] In May 2020, New Zealand Cricket awarded him with a central contract, ahead of the 2020–21 season.[3][4] Jamieson was a key member of the New Zealand team that won the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship, where he picked up 5 wickets in the first innings during the final.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson in 2023
Personal information
Full name
Kyle Alex Jamieson
Born (1994-12-30) 30 December 1994 (age 29)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowling all rounder[1]
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 279)21 February 2020 v India
Last Test4 February 2024 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 197)8 February 2020 v India
Last ODI4 April 2022 v Netherlands
ODI shirt no.12
T20I debut (cap 85)27 November 2020 v West Indies
Last T20I5 September 2023 v England
T20I shirt no.12
Domestic team information
2021–2022Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 19 13 51 43
Runs scored 432 83 1,084 319
Batting average 19.63 20.75 19.35 29.00
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/5 0/1
Top score 51* 25* 67 67
Balls bowled 3,558 604 8,361 1,927
Wickets 80 14 181 53
Bowling average 19.73 36.50 22.20 32.33
5 wickets in innings 5 0 11 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 2 0
Best bowling 6/48 3/45 8/74 4/49
Catches/stumpings 5/– 2/– 12/– 10/–
Medal record
Men's Cricket
Representing  New Zealand
T20 World Cup
Runner-up 2021 UAE & Oman
ICC World Test Championship
Winner 2021 England
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 07 February 2024

Early life edit

Jamieson attended Auckland Grammar school[5] and was part of New Zealand's squad for the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In his youth, Jamieson played point guard at the New Zealand Breakers academy, but chose cricket over basketball as he was a proficient fast bowler.[6]

Career edit

A right-arm fast-medium bowler and useful lower-order batsman, Jamieson is six feet eight inches tall, the tallest person ever to play international cricket for New Zealand.[7] He started out as a batting all-rounder, but in 2012, he was slowly converted to become a bowler under the tutelage of bowling coach, Dayle Hadlee, brother of Richard Hadlee.[8][9][10] He made his Twenty20 debut for Canterbury on 4 December 2016 in the 2016–17 Super Smash.[11] In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Canterbury for the 2018–19 season.[12]

On 1 January 2019, in the match between Auckland Aces and Canterbury Kings in the 2018–19 Super Smash, Jamieson took the best figures by a bowler in a T20 match in New Zealand, and the third-best figures ever, when he took six wickets for seven runs from his four overs.[13][14] He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2018–19 Super Smash, with 22 dismissals in ten matches.[15]

In December 2019, Jamieson was added to New Zealand's Test squad for their series against Australia, but did not play.[16] In January 2020, he was named in New Zealand's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against India.[17] He made his ODI debut for New Zealand, against India, on 8 February 2020, and was named the player of the match.[18][19] Jamieson made his Test debut for New Zealand, against India, on 21 February 2020.[20] In the next match, Jamieson took his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.[21]

In October 2020, in the second round of matches in the 2020–21 Plunket Shield season, Jamieson took a hat-trick against Central Districts.[22] In November 2020, Jamieson was named in New Zealand's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against the West Indies.[23] He made his T20I debut for New Zealand on 27 November 2020, against the West Indies.[24]

In January 2021, Jamieson took his best figures in a Test match with 11 for 117 in the second Test against Pakistan.[25] In February 2021, Jamieson was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League.[26] In June 2021, Jamieson was signed by Surrey County Cricket Club to play matches for them following the conclusion of the 2021 ICC World Test Championship Final.[27] In the 2019–2021 ICC World Test Championship Final, Jamieson was named as the man of the match, after taking seven wickets, including a five-wicket haul in the first innings.[28]

In August 2021, Jamieson was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[29] In the annual ICC Awards in January 2022, Jamieson was named in the ICC Men's Test Team of the Year for the year 2021.[30]

References edit

  1. ^ "Kyle Jamieson". New Zealand Cricket. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Kyle Jamieson". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Devon Conway offered New Zealand contract, Colin Munro and Jeet Raval lose deals". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Three new players offered NZC contracts". New Zealand Cricket. Retrieved 13 March 2024.
  5. ^ "Congratulations Kyle Jamieson '08". Auckland Grammar School. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Kyle Jamieson's story: From shooting hoops to scalping stars". The Indian Express. Retrieved 10 August 2021.
  7. ^ "Meet Kyle Jamieson, New Zealand's Tallest Cricketer in History". Cricket Country. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  8. ^ "New Zealand's shooting star Kyle Jamieson has few equals in test cricket". Stuff. 7 January 2021. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Meet the man who 'discovered' new cricket star Kyle Jamieson". Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Blackcaps v Pakistan: The man who 'discovered' new cricket sensation Kyle Jamieson". Newshub. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  11. ^ "Super Smash, Central Districts v Canterbury at New Plymouth, Dec 4, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  13. ^ "Kyle 'I'm-not-a-stats-man' Jamieson sets NZ T20 bowling record by taking 6 wickets for 7". Stuff. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Canterbury quick Jamieson takes third-best return in T20s". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  15. ^ "Super Smash, 2018/19: Most wickets". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  16. ^ "Uncapped Kyle Jamieson earns first call-up as New Zealand go for height". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  17. ^ "Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn and Hamish Bennett named in New Zealand ODI squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  18. ^ "2nd ODI (D/N), India tour of New Zealand at Auckland, Feb 8 2020". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  19. ^ "Dream debut for Kyle Jamieson, wins Player of the Match as New Zealand beat India by 22 runs in 2nd ODI". Zee News. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  20. ^ "1st Test, ICC World Test Championship at Wellington, Feb 21-25 2020". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  21. ^ "New Zealand v India: Kyle Jamieson stars again with five-for in second test". Stuff. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  22. ^ "Kyle Jamieson's hat-trick continues prolific start to season for New Zealand quick". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  23. ^ "New Zealand call up Devon Conway, rest Kane Williamson and Trent Boult for West Indies T20Is". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  24. ^ "1st T20I (N), Auckland, Nov 27 2020, West Indies tour of New Zealand". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  25. ^ "Kyle Jamieson on 10 wickets in Test, Pakistan vs New Zealand". CricsWorld. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  26. ^ "IPL 2021 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  27. ^ "Kyle Jamieson signs for Surrey on short-term deal". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  28. ^ "IND vs NZ: To Pick Virat Kohli's Wicket Twice in WTC Final Was Great: Kyle Jamieson After Match-Winning Spell vs India". Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  29. ^ "Black Caps announce Twenty20 World Cup squad, two debutants for leadup tours with stars absent". Stuff. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  30. ^ "ICC Men's Test Team of the Year revealed". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 21 January 2022.

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