Kyle Jamieson signs up deal with Surrey for Vitality Blast, County championship

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Jun 10, 5:06 PM

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New Zealand seamer Kyle Jamieson has signed an all-format deal with the Surrey County side and is likely to debut in the England domestic cricket this summer. He is likely to join the side after the conclusion of the World Test Championship against India on June 23. 

His first appearance for Surrey is likely to be on June 25 in a Vitality Blast game against Middlesex at The Kia Oval. He will be available for selection till mid-July and most likely will walk into the playing XI for the county championship games against Hampshire at The Ageas Bowl from July 4-7 and against Somerset at The Oval from July 11-14. 

Jamieson said that he did not expect to get the opportunity to play in county cricket this year but expressed excitement at the opportunity of playing both the first-class and T20 tournament in England, which he always wanted to do in his career.

"I'm really excited to get the chance to play some county cricket after the Black Caps tour. Originally I didn't think this opportunity would be possible with the schedule this year, but with how things have unfolded it's great to be able to join Surrey and experience both T20 and first-class cricket,” Jamieson said.

"Playing county cricket is something I've always wanted to do in my career, so to have the chance to do so now is awesome. I've heard a lot of great things about county cricket, particularly T20 Blast nights at The Kia Oval, and can't wait to take up the opportunity with Surrey to continue to learn and grow whilst trying my best to contribute to the teams' success."

Jamieson has been rested from the second Test of the series against England currently underway at Edgbaston, Birmingham but will certainly form the four-man pronged pace attack for the Blackcaps in the WTC final against India.

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