Who is Kyle Jamieson? We take a look at the 6 foot 8″ New Zealand bowler’s impressive domestic and international career to date.
Kyle Jamieson was born in Auckland on 30 December 1994, making him 25 years old.
He was educated at Auckland Grammar School and began his cricketing career as a specialist batsman, only focusing on his bowling in his late teens following advice from Dayle Hadlee.
Who is Kyle Jamieson?
Jamieson received his first real taste of competitive international cricket at the 2014 ICC U19 World Cup in the UAE, although New Zealand were knocked out in the group stages.
The seamer made his first-class and List A debuts for Canterbury later that year and his T20 bow in 2016.
To date, he’s taken 101 wickets in first-class cricket at an impressive average of 23.51.
Jamieson joined Auckland ahead of the 2019/20 season, and he’s since made his debut for the Blackcaps in all three formats.
His first senior international outing came on his home ground in an ODI against India in February and he was named Player of the Match after taking two wickets and scoring 25* in a New Zealand win.
The Kiwi then took a five-wicket haul against the same opposition in just his second Test appearance later in the month.
That was to be his final outing in recognised cricket for eight months due to the global health crisis, but he was given a central contract by NZC in May and he returned to domestic action with a bang in October, taking a hat-trick in a Plunket Shield fixture against the Central Stags.
Jamieson featured in two of the three T20Is against the West Indies in November, taking two wickets, and was named in the playing XI for the first Test between the two sides at Seddon Park in early December.