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. In May 2020, New Zealand Cricket awarded him with a central contract, ahead of the 2020–21 season.
|Born||30 December 1994|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Test debut (cap 279)||21 February 2020 v India|
|Last Test||18 June 2021 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 197)||8 February 2020 v India|
|Last ODI||26 March 2021 v Bangladesh|
|ODI shirt no.||12|
|T20I debut (cap 85)||27 November 2020 v West Indies|
|Last T20I||5 March 2021 v Australia|
|T20I shirt no.||12|
|Domestic team information|
|2016/17–2018/19||Canterbury (squad no. 13)|
|2019/20–present||Auckland (squad no. 13)|
|2021||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
Source: Cricinfo, 23 June 2021
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. 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. He made his Twenty20 debut for Canterbury on 4 December 2016 in the 2016–17 Super Smash. In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Canterbury for the 2018–19 season.
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. He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2018–19 Super Smash, with 22 dismissals in ten matches.
In December 2019, Jamieson was added to New Zealand's Test squad for their series against Australia, but did not play. In January 2020, he was named in New Zealand's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against India. He made his ODI debut for New Zealand, against India, on 8 February 2020, and was named the player of the match. Jamieson made his Test debut for New Zealand, against India, on 21 February 2020. In the next match, Jamieson took his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket.
In October 2020, in the second round of matches in the 2020–21 Plunket Shield season, Jamieson took a hat-trick against Central Districts. In November 2020, Jamieson was named in New Zealand's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against the West Indies. He made his T20I debut for New Zealand on 27 November 2020, against the West Indies.
In January 2021, Jamieson took his best figures in a Test match with 11 for 117 in the second Test against Pakistan. In February 2021, Jamieson was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. 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. 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.
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