IPL auction 2021: Kyle Jamieson will turn into a superstar, he could be the next Andre Russell, says Gautam Gambhir


Ahead of the IPL 2021 auction on February 18, prior India Opener Gautam Gambhir has said that franchises should target New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson as the thin all-rounder has the capability of turning into an IPL “superstar” just like Andre Russell.

Gambhir has conceded the way that Jamieson is definitely not a “finished product” and yet added that 6 feet 8 inch tall Auckland-born cricketer is young and a team can be built around him. Further, the 39-year-old figured that star all-rounders like Russell and Chris Morris are at their pinnacle and that they can’t improve however 26-year-old Jamieson has the extent of continually improving his game.

“Yes he is not a completed product and everybody thinks about it, yet is somebody who is likely youthful and you can have that centre worked around him. An establishment, they can consider somebody like Jamieson.”

“Even Sunrisers, since he is somebody who can bowl with new ball, and can bat at No. 6 and 7 and can hit the long ball against turn and quick bowling. He’s an extraordinary resource and he will improve from here.”

“It’s not though he’s arrived at his pinnacle. There are players like Russell and Morris, who have just arrived at their pinnacle. They can’t beat this. However, with Jamieson, there will consistently be this thing where he’ll continue to improve. This is his first involvement with Quite a while, he’ll only start getting better from here on. So it will be an extraordinary option in the event that somebody can pick him and save him from quite a while,” the former KKR captain added.

Kyle Jamieson has kept his base cost at rupees 75 lakhs form the forthcoming sale. Up until this point, he has played 6 tests, 2   ODIs and 4 T20Is for New Zealand.