Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar believes that NZ pacer Kyle Jamieson is going to become one of the leading all-rounders. The tall, lanky fast bowler was named the man of the match in the ICC WTC final. The 26-year-old has done an excellent job for New Zealand as he has claimed 46 wickets at an average of 14.17. Additionally, he scored 256 runs at an impressive average of 42.67.
In eight matches, Kyle Jamieson claimed 5 five-wicket hauls
Kyle Jamieson was the difference between India and New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final. The seamer picked up seven wickets in the match. This also included a five-wicket haul in the first innings. In the first innings, with team India laying the solid groundwork to reach 146/3, Kyle Jamieson troubled their innings. He managed to dismiss Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant. On the other hand, Trent Boult and Tim Southee did the bulk of the damage in the second innings. In eight Test matches so far, Kyle Jamieson claimed 5 five-wicket hauls.
Furthermore, the ace fast bowler was able to get the big wicket of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in both innings. Jamieson was able to trouble Kohli consistently and played a crucial role in New Zealand’s historic win. The Kiwis defeated India by eight wickets in the maiden ICC World Test Championship final. Two years after their heart-breaking Super Over loss to England in the 50-over ICC World Cup final at Lord's, the Kiwis finally grabbed their first major title.
As a result, New Zealand has taken home the winning prize money of $1.60 million (approximately Rs 11.86 crore) and the ICC Test mace for the first time in the game's history. NZ has also consolidated its position at the top of the ICC Test team rankings after the iconic win.