ENG vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson awarded New Zealand’s Cricketer of the Year- One of the costliest players of IPL 2021, Kyle Jamieson has been awarded New Zealand’s ‘Cricketer of the Year’. The voting took place by New Zealand players and support staff. The association said that the voting was closely contested but Jamieson’s impact was far better than the likes of Devon Conway and Kane Williamson.
He received his cap from wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling who will retire after the ICC WTC Final.
“It’s been a special 12 months being part of this group and thanks to everyone for making it such an easy team to fit into. This is pretty special and not something that I expected at all. There have been some great guys who have won this before and being recognised by your peers is the ultimate,” Jamieson told ESPNCricinfo.
“The wins are what I enjoy most, that Bay Oval Test was a special one going into day five – my first day five-match – and just being part of that Test victory is what I value the most,” he added.
ENG vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson awarded New Zealand’s Cricketer of the Year
It is notable that Kyle Jamieson took 36 wickets in his first 6 Test before landing a Rs 15 crore deal with IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He went on to take 9 wickets in the first 7 appearances for Virat Kohli-led side in IPL 2021 Phase 1.
ENG vs NZ: New Zealand will lock horns against England in a two-match Test starting Wednesday.
The inaugural edition of the Player’s Cap was won by former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in 2012. Current Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson has won the prize three consecutive times from 2015 to 2017.
Past winners of the Players’ Cap:
Brendon McCullum – 2012,
Tim Southee – 2013,
Ross Taylor – 2014,
Kane Williamson – 2015,
Kane Williamson – 2016,
Kane Williamson – 2017,
Trent Boult – 2018,
Ross Taylor – 2019,
Tim Southee – 2020
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