Kiwi speedster Kyle Jamieson all set to join Surrey for County Cricket after the WTC Final.
New Zealand tall pacer Kyle Jamieson has been signed by Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC) and will join the squad after the completion of the India vs New Zealand final of the ICC World Test Championship.
The summit clash of the ICC World Test Championship final will be played between India and New Zealand, beginning 18th June at Rose Bowl Southampton.
The pacer will miss the most part of the county cricket, however, he will be available for selection against Middlesex in the T20 Blast and will remain with the squad until the final group game.
This will be the first ever assignment of Jamieson with County Cricket in England.
“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,” said Jamieson in an official statement.
The 26-years old pacer said that he always wanted to play county cricket and he is really excited to join Surrey.
“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.
“I’ve heard a lot of great things about county cricket, particularly T20 Blast nights at The Kia Oval, 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.
After making his test debut back against India last year, the pacer is having his golden time. He has scalped 37 wickets in seven games with an average of 15.15 with the ball.
Besides this, his batting skills come in handy for New Zealand and has played a couple of crucial innings.