Auckland. New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson has decided not to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) to spend time at home and improve his game by staying away from isolation and bio bubble this year. Jameson was the second most expensive player in the IPL last year, who was bought by Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs 15 crore. Virat himself was impressed by Jameson’s bowling. In this reason, he was associated with the RCB team management. However, after the season, the bowler withdrew from the league with the intention of improving his game.
Jameson told ESPNcricinfo, “I made this decision for a number of reasons. Spent a so much time in bio bubble and segregation for the last twelve months. Looking at the schedule for the next 12 months, now I want to spend time with the family. Jameson, who made his international debut in February 2020 against India, has played 12 Tests, five ODIs and eight T20Is.
I’m new, will improve my game: Jamieson
He said, “The other thing is that I am very new to international cricket. It’s only been two years so I want to work hard on my game. I feel that I have not been able to reach the level where I should be. If you want to play in all three formats, you have to work on your game.
‘I will definitely be a part of this league in future’
Jameson said that the decision not to play the IPL was a difficult one. But he hopes that he will be a part of this league in the future. Regarding this, this bowler said, “It was a very difficult decision in the beginning. I thought about this a lot. But I want to focus on my career and work on my game.”
Jameson’s performance in IPL 2021 was not special. He played 9 matches out of 15 in the season. In these 9 matches, he took only 9 wickets at 9.60 economy rate. Which was the highest among all bowlers who bowled in at least five innings.