‘An Incredible Start’: Former New Zealand All Praise After Kyle Jamieson Reaches 50 Test Wickets in Record Time

Written by Rohit Pawar

Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull has heaped praise on Kyle Jamieson becoming the fastest bowler from the country to reach 50 Test wickets. He also expressed his hope of Jamieson having a long career as a Test cricketer.

It took Jamieson just nine Tests to reach the half-century mark in terms of wickets in the longest format of the game.

The 26-year-old achieved the milestone by disturbing Shubman Gill’s stumps on day three of the ongoing first Test at the Green Park Stadium on Saturday. In the process, Jamieson broke the record set by former speedster Shane Bond, who reached the mark in just 12 Tests in 2001.

“Incredible for Kyle. He has burst on the scene. I guess when you start in such incredible fashion, it’s hard to continue down that road but he just has. He has played Test matches against some really good sides like England and India quite a few times, Pakistan, West Indies. He just continues to do the job. For me, it is an incredible start to a career which hopefully, from a New Zealand point of view, goes for a long time,” said Doull in a video by New Zealand cricket (NZC) on Sunday.

Doull, who is currently commentating on the first Test, feels that Jamieson, with his pace and bounce, has filled in the missing piece of the New Zealand pace attack.

“I think what he’s done is that he has added a great element to what was already a very, very good New Zealand bowling attack. Maybe it was a slight piece missing from the Southee-Boult-Wagner combination.

“I know Colin de Grandhomme did a great job. But Kyle creates bounce, unsettles batsmen, hits them on the gloves… (and) he’s got the swing as well to go with it.”


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