Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar believes New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson has got all the tools in the world to become one of the leading all-rounders in the coming future.
Tendulkar feels Kyle Jamieson’s all-around ability makes him a valuable asset to this New Zealand team. The 26-year-old has had a dream start to his Test career so far. In just 8 Tests, he has picked up 46 wickets at a colossal average of 14.17.
In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Sachin Tendulkar revealed that he was impressed with Kyle Jamieson’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,” he said.
The 48-year-old was of the opinion that, unlike other Kiwi pacers who rely on swing, Kyle Jamieson makes great use of his height to extract bounce and seam movement from the track.
“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 stated.
“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 concluded.