Updated: 2 August
New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson emerged as the unsung hero of the ICC World Test Championship inaugural victory against India. After conceding only 61 runs in the contest, the Kiwi bowler claimed 7 wickets and was named player of the match.
In both innings, the 26-year-old pacer dismissed key Indian batsmen like Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Rishabh Pant and claimed Virat Kohli’s wicket.
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In the IPL 2022 season, he may have to break company with the RCB club. Because there will be a colossal auction ahead of the tournament next year, each franchise will only be able to keep two overseas players on their roster.
AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell appear to be the two overseas players most likely to be retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore. RCB will never take the risk of releasing AB de Villiers.
Maxwell is also an essential player for the squad because of his hard-hitting batting style and strong VIVO IPL 2021. Kyle Jamieson may not be retained by RCB for IPL 2022 in this situation, and other franchises will be eager to add the Kiwi pacer to their squad.
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3 Teams Which Can Target Kyle Jamieson in Mega Auction
Kolkata Knight Riders
The Kolkata Knight Riders will be the first team to bid on Kyle Jamieson in the IPL 2022 auction. In the first half of the IPL 2021, the Eoin Morgan-led franchise did not live up to expectations. The two-time IPL champions were in seventh place in the points table after losing five of their seven games.
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In most games, the KKR batsmen and bowlers battled on the field, occasionally failing to chase down a modest mark. At the moment, Pat Cummins is the team’s sole potent pacer. If RCB releases Jamieson ahead of the IPL 2022 auction, KKR will be looking to add the New Zealand bowler to their roster.
Punjab Kings have lacked great all-rounders in their squad, which has had a significant impact on the side’s balance. This season, it was clear when they had to deploy Moises Henriques in the starting lineup, and he was far from productive for the team.
In the blockbuster auction, they would undoubtedly hunt for an all-rounder.
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Riley Meredith and Jhye Richardson, their new overseas acquisitions, failed to find their feet and are unlikely to be kept by the team ahead of the blockbuster auction.
They might go with Kyle Jamieson, a natural wicket-taker who is very good in the powerplay. He also improves the batting order for the franchise and can close out games at the bottom of the order.
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Rajasthan Royals will be the third team that can try to purchase Kylie Jamieson. With his increased height, Jamieson can get the ball moving and generate bounce.
The very finest in the business would not feel comfortable with such a combo. When we look at the Rajasthan lineup, we can see that they lack depth in the pace category.
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Kylie Jamieson can provide the much-needed variety to the side. He will be an excellent support to Jofra Archer, and the duo can dismantle any batting lineup.