New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson was awarded the 2021 edition of the Players' Cap on Monday.
This award is given to the player who gets the maximum votes by the New Zealand players and support staff as their 'cricketer of the year'.
“It's been a special 12 months being part of this group and thanks to everyone for making it such an easy team to fit into. This is pretty special and not something that I expected at all,” Jamieson was quoted saying by ESPNCricinfo.
“There have been some great guys who have won this before and being recognized by your peers is the ultimate. The wins are what I enjoy most, that Bay Oval Test was a special one going into day five, my first-day five-match, and just being part of that Test victory is what I value the most,” he added.
The inaugural edition of this award was won by former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum back in 2012. The current skipper Kane Williamson on the other hand has won this award three times from 2015 to 2017.
As far as the right-hand quick is concerned, he will be seen in action as New Zealand faces England in a two-match Test series slated to begin from Wednesday (June 2) with the first match to be played at Lord’s.
After the England series, Jamieson will be seen taking the field against his RCB skipper’s team, India in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship to be played at Southampton from June 18 in front of 4000 spectators.
(With ANI Inputs)