Kyle Jamieson probably could be the next Andre Russell in the making: Gautam Gambhir


All the world class players will go under the hammer for the upcoming IPL auction that is scheduled for 18th Feb 2021 in Chennai and one such name is Kyle Jamieson.

The New Zealand pacer will be an ideal asset for the franchise due to his height he has an ability to move the ball.

Former Indian cricketer and KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir said that Jamieson can turn out to be valuable pick for the franchise and the owners should certainly give a go to this ace pacer.

Gambhir also added that Jamieson is a guy who can be used for a longer period of time.

As he is extremly tall and can ball around 140 Kmph and can also hit the ball with fair distance with the willow. He further added that Jamieson can become the next Andre Russell in IPL.

“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.

He concluded by stating that he can be handy choice for especially two franchise at the moment which includes Kings X1 Punjab and SunRisers Hyderabad who needs atleast one good fast overseas bowler and Jamieson can fill that gap for sure.

“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, they 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.