Former Indian skipper and the God of cricket Sachin Tendulkar has predicted that New Zealand’s star bowler Kyle Jamieson will reach new heights in world cricket. Jamieson was recently awarded the player of the match award in the World Test Championship (WTC) Final after taking seven crucial wickets in the match and scoring a quick 21 in the first innings.
Jamieson has just played eight Tests for New Zealand and has already bagged five five-wicket hauls. Tendulkar feels Jamieson is a fantastic bowler and he going to become one of the leading all-rounders.
“Jamieson is a fantastic bowler and a utility all-rounder in the New Zealand team. He is going to become one of the leading all-rounders in world cricket. When I had seen him last year in New Zealand, he impressed me with both bat and ball,” Tendulkar said on his official YouTube channel.
The 26-year-old bagged his second five-wicket haul against India and in the WTC Final, Jamieson took the crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant in the first innings and of Kohli and Pujara in the second innings, when he dismissed both of them in a quick succession.
Tendulkar says that Jamieson is different from the other three bowlers in New Zealand’s bowling quartet. He also explained the reason why he feels this way. “He is a different bowler from Southee, Boult, Wagner and de Grandhomme. This guy likes to hit the deck hard and likes to move the ball off the seam, while the others try to swing the ball away towards the slips,” he said.
“There were a few variations where he angled his wrists and bowled a booming in-swinger. What I likes was his consistency and he never looked out of rhythm.”