IPL 2021 Public sale: Kyle Jamieson was offered to Royal Challengers Bangalore.© AFP
New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson’s first time on the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction was a memorable one for him, as he was snapped up for Rs 15 crore by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Jamieson sparked a bidding conflict between RCB and Punjab Kings, and ended up turning into the fourth-most costly purchase within the historical past of the cash-rich league. At 6’8″, Jamieson is an intimidating quick bowler and can be helpful with the bat coming down the order, making him a useful addition to the Virat Kohli-led group.
New Zealand Kyle Jamieson is #NowARoyalChallenger!
An enormous heat welcome to the RCB #ClassOf2021.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) February 18, 2021
Jamieson’s buy got here after RCB had additionally spent huge on Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, getting him for Rs 14.25 crore.
Jamieson made his worldwide debut in opposition to India in February 2020 within the ODI sequence and performed his first T20 Worldwide (T20I) in opposition to the West Indies in November 2020.
In 28 T20s, Jamieson has picked 54 wickets and scored 190 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore additionally picked up Mohammed Azharuddeen, who hit an exhilarating century within the lately concluded season of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Kerala, Sachin Child and Rajat Patidar.
RCB completed within the prime 4 within the 2020 season of the IPL, reaching the knockout levels for the primary time since 2016. They have been knocked out within the eliminator by SunRisers Hyderabad.
Jamieson is available in as a useful addition for RCB who had launched a number of gamers forward of the public sale. The New Zealander may slot in because the first-choice all-rounder for RCB, presumably benefitting from dismissing Kohli throughout India’s tour of New Zealand in early 2020.
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