New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamaisen has arrived in UAE ahead of the second leg of the IPL 2021. He will be joining Royal Challengers Bangalore to take part in the second half of the IPL. Royal Challengers Bangalore updated the news on their Twitter handles to inform about the same.
“Welcome to the UAE Kyle! Can’t wait for you to join up with the rest of the boys and get the ball rolling. #PlayBold #WeAreChallengers #IPL2021,” Wrote RCB on its Twitter handle.
Kyle Jamieson was one of the most expensive buys in IPL 2021 auctions. Royal Challengers Bangalore bought his services for a whopping amount of Rs. 15. Crore. Jamieson had an impressive outing in the first half of the tournament. He claimed nine wickets in seven matches at a strike rate of 16. Though, his economy of 9.20 attracted some criticism.
Those who weren’t part of any international tournament had reached the United Arab Emirates by the end of last month. Australia all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers also joined the franchise recently. Virat Kohli and Mohammad Siraj are set to join the team on Sunday morning. As per reports, the franchise arranged a charter flight for the duo, who are currently in Manchester.
Royal Challengers Bangalore exhibited pretty good performance in the first half of the tournament. Virat Kohli and Co. currently sit at number three on the points table with 5 wins in 7 matches.
Earlier, Kyle Jamieson expressed his excitement about taking part in the second leg of IPL 2021. He stated that he was looking at the second leg of the tournament as an opportunity to prepare himself for the T20 World Cup. Playing in UAE will help him acclimatize to the conditions ahead of the perennial tournament.
“It certainly gives us, (and) me a little bit of a head-start in terms of getting used to those conditions and those grounds. It’s nice to have a block of T20 cricket going into the World Cup and, like I said, just a good chance to practice some T20 skillsets in the venues we’re going to be playing on.”