IPL 2021 Kyle Jamieson: Kyle Jamieson gives an interesting take: New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has recently spoken about the experience of leaving the IPL due to the rising cases of COVID 19 in India, and even coined it as an “interesting” one. Although the virus did manage to get inside the bio bubble, Jamieson trusted the “good people around” who ensured the players’ safety.
Kyle Jamieson, the specialist fast bowler, was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping price of 15 Crores, making him one of the most expensive buys in IPL history.
“It was an interesting one. It is not something that you could plan for. We were sort of informed right through. We had some pretty good people around us, the BCCI and IPL teams,” Jamieson recently stated.
“We just had to do the right thing by ourselves. Obviously, the situation in India was pretty dire and we were mindful of that what is going outside our bubble. Once it (the virus) got inside it was the right decision to postpone it. We just had to keep trusting in those people and control we can control and we had some pretty good people around us to help us get to England.”
Jamieson has had a fairly decent start for RCB, as he has picked up nine wickets from the seven appearances so far. Virat Kohli and his men are currently in at the 3rd spot with 10 points as their quest for their first-ever title continues.
IPL 2021 start date is likely to be either September 19 or September 20. However, the BCCI is yet to confirm the IPL start dates for phase 2 in UAE.
There were reports which stated that most New Zealand players would not be able to compete in IPL 2021 Phase 2 in Mid September. When asked about his availability for the second half of the IPL, Jamieson quite professionally talked about how his attention is solely on the Test series versus England, followed up by the WTC final against India.
“To be fair I have no idea really. That news came out a couple of days ago, we have not had any conversation about it. Our mind is on the Test against England and the final against India. Don’t want to look too far ahead.”