New Zealand cricketer Kyle Jamieson is probably going to be one player who could be on the radar of all the franchises during IPL Auction 2021. The all-rounder has been the talk of the town and has registered himself at a base price of INR 75 Lakh. With all the teams looking for an all-rounder, we can witness an exhilarating bidding war for Jamieson.
Why is Kyle Jamieson so highly rated?
The 26-year-old has only played 4 T20Is and has scalped 3 wickets. However, he has had a rather impressive Test career so far, with 36 wickets in 6 matches. He also has 226 runs to his name at a scintillating average of 56.5. It is the skill-set of the Kiwi cricketer that makes him so highly-rated. He is a tall fast-bowler who can consistently bowl around 140 km/h. With explosive batting abilities also in his arsenal, he could be a dream pick for any side. This is why Jamieson could also end up as one of the most expensive buys during the Auction.
I haven’t paid too much attention to IPL Auction: Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson is not worried about the IPL Auction and is focusing on things he can control. He isn’t paying too much attention to what happens on Thursday. During a conversation with ESPNcricinfo, he said, “I think things will pan out the way they are going to tomorrow night (during the Auction) – whether that means I get picked up and go great and if not there’s still a lot of cricket to be played across the winter. I try not to pay too much attention. Things like that tend to take care of themselves.”
The Kiwi all-rounder is excited about playing in IPL
The 26-year-old is definitely looking forward to be a part of one of the most decorated T20 leagues in the world. Reflecting on the prospect of playing in IPL, he said, “That experience, if it comes, I’m not sure what’s going to happen, but it’s certainly a different experience and a lot of new learnings to come from.” Jamieson believes that getting an opportunity to play in these different environments is probably the most exciting thing about IPL. He concluded that one can always try to add strings to their bow during a tournament like this.
The IPL Auction will take place on February 18th in Chennai. The live coverage will start from IST 3 PM onwards.