‘I am positive just a few New Zealand coaches there have gotten their eye on him’
Gary Stead, who has overseen Jamieson’s progress from his home facet Canterbury to the nationwide staff, reckoned that the presence of New Zealand coaches within the IPL is likely to be “one of many benefits” for him. Brendon McCullum, the Kolkata Knight Riders head coach, and Stephen Fleming, the Chennai Tremendous Kings head coach, have additionally commentated on the 6ft 8in fast for Spark Sport. In the meantime, Mike Hesson, the previous New Zealand coach, works with the Royal Challengers Bangalore as their staff director.
Earlier this season, Jamieson’s team-mate Tim Seifert, the wicketkeeper-opener, had additionally caught the eye of Fleming who advised Spark Sport: “There is a staff in yellow [Chennai Super Kings] which may take a look at you as effectively. Not simply Brendon’s [Brendon McCullum’s] staff, there are different groups on the market!”
Even earlier than Jamieson made his T20I debut, Shane Bond, who’s a part of the Sydney Thunder and the Mumbai Indians backroom, foresaw an IPL alternative for him.
“I am wanting ahead to see how he goes in T20, and there is at all times alternatives within the T20 recreation as effectively,” Bond had stated. “With one other IPL across the nook, who is aware of what can occur. Issues on this recreation can change fairly fast, so wanting ahead to seeing what he can do.”
Jamieson’s USP is his towering body that permits him to bounce out batsmen, however he has proven that he could be simply as threatening by pitching the ball up and swinging it each methods. In all T20 cricket, he holds the report for the fifth-best figures, having claimed 6 for 7 for Canterbury Kings in opposition to Auckland Aces in January 2019. All up, he has 49 wickets in 33 T20s at a mean of 19.81 and financial system fee of seven.96.
Jamieson stated after the Christchurch Check that he had honed his inswinger through the winter, and the day after that recreation, Stead delivered a glowing appraisal of him, saying “the world could possibly be his oyster”.
“I imply it is simply maintaining him grounded as effectively. Everyone knows he is bought some nice attributes and a few nice expertise and who is aware of the world could possibly be oyster his with what’s forward and what’s developing,” Stead stated. “However, on the finish of the day, he is nonetheless a cricketer and he is one in every of our boys when he will get along with us and we deal with him that method. He is bought everything there in entrance of him, however hopefully he stays match and he might be an enormous a part of New Zealand cricket I am positive.”
Deivarayan Muthu is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo
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