Think you'll find a certain poster has been talking up Jamieson for years as real quality. Me. Yep me, who poopooed Wagner as a one-trick pony ball wrecker, said D/N Tests were going to ruin the fabric of Test cricket and actually entertained the idea that Mitchell Santner for Tests was a decent idea.Also, what the **** is up with this trend of early 20's bog standard first class player's suddenly becoming quality test players overnight? Marnus, crawley, jamieson.
Shoe doesn't fit for Jamieson and probably not the others either - is there even such a thing as a bog standard early 20s FC player? If you're playing at FC level at that age you're pretty good, on an upward trajectory and likely considered to have a shot at playing for your country.Also, what the **** is up with this trend of early 20's bog standard first class player's suddenly becoming quality test players overnight? Marnus, crawley, jamieson.
Well to be honest there were still quite a few errant and hopeless ones being sent down by Jamieson when I was watching the Otago R1 game. Certainly a bowler one can give the Raki Weerasundara treatment to. The 'let's leave all his dire play on the cutting room floor' treatment.Early season pitches and all that, but he is looking a class above now isn’t he? Given the pitches likely to be rolled out v WI and Pakistan I suspect 4 specialist quicks will be the order of the day this summer
Bit of extra seam back in maybe but I think it's a more deliberate inswinger than you're giving him credit for (based on Kippax's evidence and the fact that Jamieson has apparently said he's been working on the inswinger)That was probably the best hat trick ball I've seen. Mostly the bowlers will opt for bowling a yorker, bumper or a slower one for a hat trick in that order. The age old requirement for a hat trick ball is to make the batsman to play. The one delivered by Kyle is a foot away, maybe 8th stump ball which most batsman in a four day format will attempt to leave. I don't think Kyle would have planned that ball. Maybe a touch lucky? He also delivered from the middle of the crease not wide of the crease. If he delivered from wide of the crease the batsman will play at it. I don't think Kyle would have planned this ball. When things are happening for you invariably something magical happens even if you don't mean it. This ball was a natural variation off the pitch. No way he would have planned that but you know that's cricket and part of Jamieson folklore.
Yea that was what the cricinfo article saidBit of extra seam back in maybe but I think it's a more deliberate inswinger than you're giving him credit for (based on Kippax's evidence and the fact that Jamieson has apparently said he's been working on the inswinger)
"I said to mid-off and mid-on, I'm just going to bowl a big [inswinger] and try to make him play," Jamieson said. "When you are on a hat-trick you have to try and go pole-hunting a little bit, it managed to come back a wee bit and the rest got swept up in the emotion of it. Pretty cool moment."