New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson had a decent Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) before its suspension and has now been signed by the Surrey County Cricket Club (CCC).
Jamieson, who is currently with the New Zealand team that is playing the Test series against England, will be joining the county side after the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship (WTC) against India.
“I'm really excited to get the chance to play some county cricket after the BLACKCAPS tour. Originally, I didn't think this opportunity would be possible with the schedule this year, but with how things have unfolded it's great to be able to join Surrey and experience both T20 and first-class cricket,” Jamieson said in an official statement.
“Playing county cricket is something I've always wanted to do in my career, so to have the chance to do so now is awesome, and can't wait to take up the opportunity with Surrey to continue to learn and grow whilst trying my best to contribute to the teams' success,” he added.
Since the WTC final against Team India will be played at Southampton, which will begin from June 18- June 22, the right-arm quick will be available for selection for Surrey's match against Middlesex in the T20 Blast match at The Kia Oval on June 25 and will remain with the squad until the final group game.
Jamieson will also be available for the final two games in the group stage of the County Championship, against Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl from July 4-7 and against Somerset at The Kia Oval from July 11-14.
Jamieson comes after Australian Sean Abbott was forced to return home after damaging his hamstring on his debut for the Club last month and pace bowler Kemar Roach went back to the West Indies to represent his country.
After making his Test debut against India last year, the 6ft 8" seamer has picked up 39 wickets in 7 Test matches which include 4 five-wicket hauls and a ten-wicket haul.
(With ANI Inputs)