IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) newest-recruit Kyle Jamieson is having a hard time in the ongoing T20I series against Australia. The young pacer has struggled to get going in the five-match series and conceded 49 runs from his share of 4 overs in the fourth T20I on Friday.

Ever since the IPL 2021 auction, the 26-year-old has been subjected to constant trolls on social media for his rough patch. In total, Jamieson has conceded 175 runs at an economy rate of over 11. In addition to that, the lanky pacer has picked up just one wicket in the first four games so far.

While RCB fans are a bit worried about Jamieson’s form, Mike Hesson, Director of Cricket Operations at the franchise, said that being out of form is not a bad thing. He added that this is probably the first time that the seamer has failed at the international level and this can be due to the excessive workload.

“He’s (Kyle Jamieson) struggled, probably for the first time in international cricket really, which I don’t think is a bad thing,” Hesson told Ian Smith on Sky Sports NZ.

“He’s battled to find his lengths, which when you’re put under pressure, that can happen. And pressure not only from the opposition but also the weight of expectations. For Kyle, I don’t think it’s a bad thing,” he added.

Hesson further insisted that Jamieson is a smart cricketer and will come out of the harsh experience as a better performer. He also said while selecting a player, one doesn’t just look at his performance during a very short period of time.

“When you look at a player, you don’t look at a player just over a very short period of time. You look at the characteristics that he’s got. He’s got some good fighting qualities,” Hesson explained.

“He struggled, he didn’t find his lengths, he looked like he lost his run-up. We know he’s a very good player and although we would like him to be performing better, we’re not too worried just yet,” he further added.

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