WTC Final: Jamieson’s impact on international cricket is massive, says Nasser Hussain

Written by N Krishnamurthy

New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson has had a rollicking start to his international career. The speedster rattled India with his fifer on the third day of the World Test Championship (WTC) final at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

The lanky pacer has already bagged five five-wicket hauls, and he is only playing his eighth Test.

The rookie pacer has impressed the former England skipper Nasser Hussain with his impact and consistency.

“His (Kyle Jamieson) impact on International cricket and his consistency is huge. He has played eight test matches and has already got five fifers. To have such an immediate impact is huge,” Nasser Hussain was quoted as saying by the ICC during the ongoing WTC final.

Hussain also said that Jamieson is a quick learner.

He said: “Jamieson came here, and he learned to bowl fuller. The way he has changed his angles during the match, it seems he is a quick learner.

“To come to this massive match, the ultimate Test as a novice and putting such a performance. He is going to be a superstar in the future,” said Hussain.

Jamieson’s five-wicket haul helped New Zealand dismiss India for 217 on the third day of the WTC final. In reply, New Zealand was 101 for 2 at the close of play.

During the virtual post-match press conference, Jamieson had said that any batsman could have been dismissed with that inswinger that got rid of rival skipper Virat Kohli. He said Kohli’s dismissal played a key part in how things unfolded on the second day.

“Kohli is a massive part of their team and pretty big wicket to get, so to get him pretty early morning, was I guess was nice and pleasing and pretty crucial for how the day followed,” said Jamieson.

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