Mike Hesson reacts after Kyle Jamieson struggles in death overs

New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson earned the biggest jackpot of his cricket career at IPL Auction 2021. The Royal Challengers Bangalore splurged 15 crore to acquire the Kiwi pacer’s services. 

While Jamieson had performed brilliantly in the first phase of his international career, his recent performances have not been up to the mark. In the fourth T20I against Australia at the Westpac Stadium, former Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman Aaron Finch hit four sixes in his last over. 

Director of Cricket Operations at RCB, Mike Hesson spoke to Ian Smith on Sky Sport NZ, where he discussed Kyle Jamieson’s recent form. Here’s what Hesson had to say: 

“He’s (Kyle Jamieson) struggled, probably for the first time in international cricket really, which I don’t think is a bad thing. He’s battled to find his lengths, which when you’re put under pressure, that can happen. And pressure not only from the opposition but also the weight of expectations. For Kyle, I don’t think it’s a bad thing.”

Mike Hesson further backed Kyle Jamieson by saying he would come out of his bad phase as a better cricketer in future. Thus, the RCB Director was confident that this series against Australia will only help Jamieson perform better as a player in the upcoming IPL season. 

Kyle Jamieson has not performed well in T20I cricket so far

In case you did not know, Kyle Jamieson played his debut T20I match a few months ago against West Indies. So far, the tall pace-bowling all-rounder has played 8 T20I matches, where he has taken only four wickets. 

In the eight matches that he has played, Jamieson has leaked runs at an economy rate of 9.80. Speaking of his performances in the Australia T20I series so far, Jamieson has gone wicketless in the last three matches. 

It will be interesting to see how Kyle Jamieson performs for the 3-time IPL runners-up in the 14th IPL season. 

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