Royal Challengers Bangalore will be hoping Kyle Jamieson’s recent struggles for New Zealand are behind him after two good performances against Bangladesh in the past few days. Jamieson had an economy rate in excess of 10 runs per over against Australia in T-20 series this month and he managed to take only one wicket.
RCB’s director of cricket, Mike Hesson has previously backed his compatriot to deliver good performances in IPL 2021. He had insisted that Jamieson is a smart cricketer to get through this tough phase and return to good form.
After a mauling against Australia, Jamieson has proved Hesson right by delivering two solid performances against Bangladesh in ODI series. Though the format is different, but Jamieson managed to get back his rhythm to bowl economical spells in both ODIs. RCB needs similar control in his bowling during IPL 2021.
RCB signed Jamieson for Rs 15 crore rupees after intense bidding war with Punjab Kings and Delhi Capitals although his base prize was Rs 75 lakhs. After releasing Chris Morris in January, RCB will be hoping that Jamieson will fill the void in the pace bowling unit. RCB’s death bowling has struggled over the years, so there will be huge pressure on Jamieson to deliver this season.
Virat Kohli’s men are going to play defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening game IPL 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. RCB has a lot of pressure on their shoulders as they are yet to win the prestigious trophy. The fans have very high expectations as the team has the biggest stars of world cricket including Captain Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell, Yuzvendra Chahal Navdeep Saini. RCB were knocked out by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the playoffs in the last edition of IPL.