Sachin Tendulkar : Kyle Jamieson Has The Ability To Become The Best All-rounder In World Cricket

Kyle Jamieson Has The Ability To Become The Best All-rounder In World Cricket, Says Sachin Tendulkar

Kyle Jamieson (File Photo) | AP
Kyle Jamieson (File Photo) | AP

Sachin Tendulkar, an Indian cricketing legend believes New Zealand speedster Kyle Jamieson has the capability to become among the best all-rounders in the world in the near future. The Little Master feels Kyle Jamieson’s all-around ability makes him a valuable asset to this New Zealand team.

Kyle Jamieson has had a terrific start to his Test career so far. In just 8 Tests, he has picked up 46 wickets at a scary average of just 14.17 with the ball and also boasts of an impressive average of 42.66 with the bat.

Sachin Tendulkar Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images
Sachin Tendulkar. Photograph: Niklas Halle’n/AFP/Getty Images

Sachin Tendulkar Predicts Kyle Jamieson Is Going To Become One Of The Leading All-Rounders In World Cricket

In a video on his YouTube channel, Sachin Tendulkar revealed that he was impressed with the 26-year-old’s exploits with both bat and ball in his debut series against India last year.

“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,” Sachin Tendulkar stated.

Sachin Tendulkar is of the opinion that, unlike other New Zealand pacers who depend on the swing, Kyle Jamieson makes great use of his height to extract bounce and seam movement from the pitch.

Kyle Jamieson, AFP
Kyle Jamieson, AFP

The architects of New Zealand’s victory were Kane Williamson(49 and 52*), Kyle Jamieson (5/31 in the 1st innings), and Tim Southee (4/48 in the 2nd innings). New Zealand was so disciplined with the ball throughout the match that they didn’t let an Indian batsman score a fifty in the entire Test.

Sachin Tendulkar Likes Kyle Jamieson’s Consistency

Sachin Tendulkar was also impressed with the way the Kiwi star performed in the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India. Kyle Jamieson’s fifer in the first innings and the important wickets of Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the second innings paved the way for New Zealand’s triumph.

“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. There were a few variations where he angled his wrists and bowled a booming inswinger. What I likes was his consistency and he never looked out of rhythm,” Sachin Tendulkar signed off.

WTC final: Pleasing to dismiss Virat Kohli, he's 'world-class' batter, says Kyle Jamieson| Photo Credit: AP
WTC final: Pleasing to dismiss Virat Kohli, he’s ‘world-class’ batter, says Kyle Jamieson| Photo Credit: AP

Virat Kohli was India’s stand-out performer on the second day as he scored 44. It was expected that the 32-year-old will convert it into a big knock on Day 3 but Kyle Jamieson ended those hopes with a peach of a delivery. Virat Kohli was trapped lbw by his Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate without adding anything to his overnight score.

Kyle Jamieson was named Man of the Match for his match-winning spell in the first innings as he became the first bowler to pick a five-wicket haul in the WTC final.

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