IPL 2021 auction preparations are in the final stages and teams are gearing up for the event. There are around 292 players that will go under the hammer. And, Gautam Gambhir, the former KKR skipper feels that his eyes are set on Kiwi pacer Kyle Jamieson, who can explicitly bowl at a pace of 140 km/hr with consistency.
Kyle Jamieson is a tall bowler, who has the ability to move the ball in both directions. He made his international debut against India back in 2019. Since then he has impressed everyone with his performances while playing for New Zealand and in the Super Smash T20 tournament. Meanwhile, he has also shown a glimpse of smashing the ball for boundaries and sixes. The young Kiwi pacer has taken 42 international wickets.
Kyle Jamieson Is Going To Be A Big Superstar In IPL 2021
Gautam Gambhir, the former world-cup winner has spotted a big player in Kyle Jamieson. The southpaw asserted that Kiwi pacer is going to be a big hit in the shorter format. As per him, a franchise like Kings XI Punjab needs a good all-rounder and the 26-year-old will be a perfect player.
Gambhir feels that teams can build their strategy around Kyle going ahead in the future. And, the franchises will also look to rope him in their side.
“Kyle Jamieson is not a big name at the moment, but he will turn out to be a superstar. This is probably the right auction for all franchises to get a hold of him. And because he is someone whom you can keep for a longer period of time. He is seven feet, he is that tall. He can bowl 140 and can hit the ball long. He probably could be the next Andre Russell in the making,” said Gambhir in a chat with Star Sports.
“Yes, he’s not a finished product and everyone knows about it, but is someone who is probably young and you can have that core built around him. A franchise like Kings XI (Punjab Kings) who are looking for that all-rounder or some other franchise, can think of someone like Jamieson. Even Sunrisers, because he is someone who can bowl with the new ball, and can bat at No. 6 and 7 and can hit the long ball against spin and fast bowling. He’s a great asset and he’s going to get better from here,” concluded Gambhir.