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Surrey rope in Kyle Jamieson for T20 Blast and County fixtures

The Surrey County Cricket Club have signed Kyle Jamieson, the New Zealand's pace bowling all-rounder for the group stages ...
Surrey rope in Kyle Jamieson for T20 Blast and County fixtures

The Surrey County Cricket Club have signed Kyle Jamieson, the New Zealand's pace bowling all-rounder for the group stages of the ongoing T20 Blast and two matches of the County Championship this year. He will be available for the team from June 25, for the match against Middlesex, and will be with them till the final group game, the club announced on Thursday. The RCB all-rounder, joins as a replacement after Sean Abbott was forced to return to Australia after injuring his hamstring in the club debut match and Kemar Roach had to join national duty. He is currently with the New Zealand squad in England as part of a two-Test series, which will be followed by the World Test Championship final against India.

He 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. The tall kiwi is currently in England as part of a two-Test series, which will be followed by the World Test Championship final against India. Former English keeper, and  Surrey CCC Director of Cricket, Alec Stewart said,  "Kyle is a top quality cricketer and we very much look forward to him joining us when his commitments with New Zealand have finished.

"On his signing, Jamieson said, "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. 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." The New Zealand quick has taken 39 wickets in just seven Test matches since making his debut in 2020 and has 64 wickets and an economy of 8.45 from 49 career T20 appearances


 

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