Gautam Gambhir names this player as the ‘next Andre Russell’ of IPL

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Former Indian player Gautam Gambhir has said that New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson will be a superstar and he can be the next Andre Russell as well. He is nearly 7 feet and has the ability to trouble the opponent as well. However, the veteran also claimed that he could be a surprise package in the upcoming auction of Indian Premier League (IPL).

 

Meanwhile, Jamieson, who has done well for New Zealand in recent times has moved up the ranks as well and is likely to be picked up in the IPL 2021 Auction. Notably, Kyle Jamieson had an amazing Test debut against India and he has already claimed 4 fifers in the 6 tests at an average of 13.3. And, playing in the IPL will bring a lot of experience and improvement in his game a lot.

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Gautam Gambhir also added that Kyle Jamieson could be an important pick for the franchises who need an all-rounder and Kings XI Punjab could get the service of him, Gambhir shared.

“Kyle Jamieson is not a big name at the moment, but he will turn out to be a superstar. This is probably the right auction for all franchises to get a hold of him. And because he is someone whom you can keep for a longer period of time. He is seven feet, he is that tall. He can bowl 140 and can hit the ball long. He probably could be the next Andre Russell in the making,” Gambhir said on Star Sports.

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“Yes, he’s not a finished product and everyone knows about it but is someone who is probably young and you can have that core built around him. A franchise like Kings XI (Punjab Kings) who are looking for that all-rounder or some other franchise, they can think of someone like Jamieson,” Gautam Gambhir further added.

Gambhir again shared that all-rounders like Andre Russell and Chris Morris have reached the peak already whereas Jamieson could improve a lot through this tournament and Gambhir added that Sunrisers might need him for his all-round ability.

“It’s not as if he’s reached his peak. There are players like Russell and Morris, who have already reached their peak. They can’t get better than this. But with Jamieson, there will always be this thing where he’ll keep improving. This is his first experience in India, he’ll only start getting better from here on. So it will be a great addition if someone can pick him and keep him for a long time,” the former KKR captain concluded.

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