Kyle Jamieson – The 6ft 8 inches tall fast bowler who is achieving all big heights in his cricket career!
Kyle Jamieson was born on December 30, 1994, in Auckland, New Zealand.
He was just two and a half year old when he first picked up a bat. His father noticed him doing so, after all it was his father’s bat and told him – “To play cricket, you’ve to look like a cricketer.” That simply means – tuck your shirt in and grab the bat.
So, the kid used to play cricket with his father in their backyard. He fall for the sport so much that sometimes he would sleep wearing his batting gloves.
Kyle’s father has a major role in his life, as he is the one who taught him the basics of the cricket. More importantly, his father made him to look like a cricketer with one simple ‘tucking’ advice.
Later, he joined Auckland Grammar School and started playing cricket for his school’s cricket team.
Kyle Jamieson Biography:
|Kyle Jamieson' Profile:|
|Full Name||Kyle Alex Jamieson|
|Date of Birth||December 30, 1994|
|Age||26 years (in 2021)|
|Birth Place||Auckland, New Zealand.|
|Education||Auckland Grammar School.|
|Height (approx)||6ft. 8”|
|Family & Relationships:|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Major Teams||New Zealand, New Zealand Under-19s, Canterbury, Auckland, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|New Zealand vs India at Wellington (February 21, 2020)|
|ODI Debut||New Zealand vs India at Auckland (February 8, 2020)|
|T20I Debut||New Zealand vs West Indies at Auckland (November 27, 2020)|
|First-Class Debut||Canterbury vs Wellington at Christchurch (October 25, 2014)|
|List-A Debut||Canterbury vs Wellington at Christchurch (April 2, 2014)|
|T-20 Debut||Central Districts vs Canterbury at New Plymouth (December 4, 2016)|
Family Background of Jamieson:
Kyle’s father, Michael Jamieson, is a former cricketer who had played for Papatoetoe Club in Domestic cricket.
His mother’s name is Sheryl Jamieson.
He has a two year younger sister named Brittany Jamieson.
He did his schooling at Auckland Grammar School. Later, he attended Lincoln University through a scholarship and finished his graduation in Bachelor of Commerce in the year 2019.
Cricket Career of Kyle Jamieson:
Jamieson started off playing cricket as a batting all-rounder. However, he eventually ended up playing as a main bowler for his teams.
In 2013, he played under-19s matches for Auckland and Canterbury. The same year, on April 04, he made his under-19s debut, along with Leo Carter, for New Zealand against Australia under-19s.
He was also a part of the 2014 Under-19 World Cup squad of New Zealand. On his very first match of the world cup, he picked four wickets and scored 29* runs against Sri Lanka. However, it didn’t help his team to win the match.
Subsequently, on April 02, 2014, he started his List-A career for Canterbury by playing against Wellington in the Ford Trophy. He didn’t get the chance to bat in the match, also, he failed to get any wicket that day.
The same year, on October 25, he made his first-class debut against the same team in the Plunket Shield. Later, in 2016, he made his T20 debut against Central Districts. Like his previous two debuts for Canterbury, he didn’t get any wicket here too.
Later, in 2018, the 2.03m tall cricketer moved to Auckland from Canterbury. According to him, he wasn’t feeling comfortable there because of the negativity around him which ultimately affected his nature and game on the field.
In 2019, he made his debut for Auckland in all the formats of domestic cricket.
On February 08, 2020, Jamieson made his ODI debut for Blackcaps against India. He bowled out two batsmen (Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini) on his debut and also scored not out 25 runs. His all all-round performance helped his team to win the match, and that earned him his first man of the match award.
The same month, he made his Test debut under the captainship of Kane Williamson. He picked a total of four wickets in the match with the likes of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.
Later, on Novermber 27, 2020, the quick bowler played his first T20I match against West Indies.
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Royal Challengers Bangalore bought Kyle Jamieson at the auction for IPL 2021. The franchise got him for whopping 15 crore INR. He was the second highest paid cricketer of the IPL 2021 after South Africa’s Chirs Morris.
Facts about Kyle Jamieson:
- Dayle Hadlee, former New Zealand cricketer, advised him to focus more on his bowling skills.
- Before totally focusing on cricket, he used to play Soccer and Basketball.
- Kyle Jamieson’s girlfriends’ name is Emma Hartland.
- He was the second most expensive player at the IPL 2021 auction.
- Jamieson is the tallest cricketer who has ever played for New Zealand in international cricket.
- He took 11 wickets in a test match against Pakistan in Januray 2021.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Jamieson?
Ans: 26 years (in 2021)
Q2: What is the height of Kyle Jamieson?
Ans: 6ft. 8″ (2.03 m or 203 cm)
Q3: Who is the wife of Kyle Jamieson?
Ans: His partner’s name is Emma Hartland.
Q4: What is the average bowling speed of Jamieson?
Ans: He bowls around 140kmph.
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