Kyle Jamieson

Kyle 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]

Kyle Jamieson
Personal information
Born (1994-12-30) 30 December 1994 (age 26)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 279)21 February 2020 v India
Last Test18 June 2021 v India
ODI debut (cap 197)8 February 2020 v India
Last ODI26 March 2021 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no.12
T20I debut (cap 85)27 November 2020 v West Indies
Last T20I5 March 2021 v Australia
T20I shirt no.12
Domestic team information
2016/17–2018/19Canterbury (squad no. 13)
2019/20–presentAuckland (squad no. 13)
2021Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 8 5 8 36
Runs scored 256 25 41 803
Batting average 42.66 20.50 21.13
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/5
Top score 51* 25* 30 67
Balls bowled 1,724 276 172 5,930
Wickets 46 5 4 138
Bowling average 14.17 37.20 70.25 20.86
5 wickets in innings 5 0 0 11
10 wickets in match 1 0 0 2
Best bowling 6/48 2/42 2/15 8/74
Catches/stumpings 3/– 2/– 3/– 7/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 June 2021

Early lifeEdit

Jamieson attended Auckland Grammar school[5] and was part of New Zealand's squad for the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.


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.[6] 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.[7][8][9] He made his Twenty20 debut for Canterbury on 4 December 2016 in the 2016–17 Super Smash.[10] In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Canterbury for the 2018–19 season.[11]

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.[12][13] He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2018–19 Super Smash, with 22 dismissals in ten matches.[14]

In December 2019, Jamieson was added to New Zealand's Test squad for their series against Australia, but did not play.[15] In January 2020, he was named in New Zealand's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against India.[16] He made his ODI debut for New Zealand, against India, on 8 February 2020, and was named the player of the match.[17][18] Jamieson made his Test debut for New Zealand, against India, on 21 February 2020.[19] In the next match, Jamieson took his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.[20]

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

In January 2021, Jamieson took his best figures in a Test match with 11 for 117 in the second Test against Pakistan.[24] In February 2021, Jamieson was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League.[25] 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.[26] 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.[27]


  1. ^ "Kyle Jamieson". New Zealand Cricket. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Kyle Jamieson". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Devon Conway offered New Zealand contract, Colin Munro and Jeet Raval lose deals". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Three new players offered NZC contracts". New Zealand Cricket. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Congratulations Kyle Jamieson '08". Auckland Grammar School. Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Meet Kyle Jamieson, New Zealand's Tallest Cricketer in History". Cricket Country. Retrieved 14 December 2020.
  7. ^ "New Zealand's shooting star Kyle Jamieson has few equals in test cricket". Stuff. 7 January 2021. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Meet the man who 'discovered' new cricket star Kyle Jamieson". Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  9. ^ "Blackcaps v Pakistan: The man who 'discovered' new cricket sensation Kyle Jamieson". Newshub. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Super Smash, Central Districts v Canterbury at New Plymouth, Dec 4, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  12. ^ "Kyle 'I'm-not-a-stats-man' Jamieson sets NZ T20 bowling record by taking 6 wickets for 7". Stuff. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Canterbury quick Jamieson takes third-best return in T20s". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  14. ^ "Super Smash, 2018/19: Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  15. ^ "Uncapped Kyle Jamieson earns first call-up as New Zealand go for height". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 17 December 2019.
  16. ^ "Kyle Jamieson, Scott Kuggeleijn and Hamish Bennett named in New Zealand ODI squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  17. ^ "2nd ODI (D/N), India tour of New Zealand at Auckland, Feb 8 2020". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  18. ^ "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.
  19. ^ "1st Test, ICC World Test Championship at Wellington, Feb 21-25 2020". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  20. ^ "New Zealand v India: Kyle Jamieson stars again with five-for in second test". Stuff. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  21. ^ "Kyle Jamieson's hat-trick continues prolific start to season for New Zealand quick". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  22. ^ "New Zealand call up Devon Conway, rest Kane Williamson and Trent Boult for West Indies T20Is". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  23. ^ "1st T20I (N), Auckland, Nov 27 2020, West Indies tour of New Zealand". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  24. ^ "Kyle Jamieson on 10 wickets in Test, Pakistan vs New Zealand". CricsWorld. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  25. ^ "IPL 2021 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 February 2021.
  26. ^ "Kyle Jamieson signs for Surrey on short-term deal". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  27. ^ "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.

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