Former India wicket-keeper batsman Deep Dasgupta is all praise for Kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson after his remarkable performance, five-for in the World Test Championship Final against India. Jamieson has picked up 5 five-wicket hauls till now at an incredible average of 14.14 in a short career of just 8 test matches.
Dasgupta feels Jamieson’s 6’8″ height and his excellent skills are a perfect blend that challenges batsmen in unique ways. Batsmen don’t usually come across such skill sets in international cricket, he added.
Kyle Jamieson with his Swing,seam, bounce & control was absolutely terrific as he picked up his fifth 5- wicket haul in just his 8th Test Match. India would have liked 60-70 more but have a quality bowling attack to make a match of it. Wishing the bowlers good luck. #WTCFinal21 pic.twitter.com/ZGsTgYKvqY
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 20, 2021
What Jamieson does is, he challenges batsmen in unique ways. When you look at it, it doesn’t seem to be the easiest thing to do because you don’t quite come across people of that structure and skill-set. Not just his structure, but his skill-set is equally good. It complements his structure or it could be the other way round too. It’s difficult, but you still need to follow the basics. Whatever you generally do like watching the ball closely and being careful about dealing with the bounce.
Deep Dasgupta also argued that Jamieson will do good in the sub-continent and is a good bowler irrespective of the conditions that he plays in. He also stated examples of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami.
As for performing in the subcontinent, you wont get seam or swing. But bounce will be there. Obviously, he won’t get such pacer-friendly conditions, but that won’t change the fact that he’s a good bowler. Don’t Shami and Bumrah take wickets in Indian Conditions?
Kyle Jamieson is closing on 50 test wickets, with 44 wickets already to his name. In the ongoing ICC World Test Championship Final, he picked up five-for including wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Rishabh Pant, and only conceded 31 runs in 22 overs at a fantastic economy rate of 1.4. In his short test career, Jamieson has impressed one and all.