ICC WTC Final: Kyle Jamieson reveals why he did not bowl to Virat Kohli with Dukes ball during IPL 2021

IPL 2021: RCB’s Kyle Jamieson heaps praise for skipper Virat Kohli, calls him a passionate eager to win
IPL 2021: RCB’s Kyle Jamieson heaps praise for skipper Virat Kohli, calls him a passionate eager to win

ICC WTC Final, India vs New Zealand: Kyle Jamieson opens up on why he did not bowl against Virat Kohli with Dukes ball during IPL 2021: Although in a month’s time Kylie Jamieson and Virat Kohli will be rivals, they were teammates for Royal Challengers Bangalore two week’s back. During that time Jamieson tested Kohli multiple times in the nets but he never got a chance to do it with a Duke ball. The all-rounder said that he had different plans for it before the IPL got suspended.

Jamieson in a virtual press conference from the UK on Wednesday said, “We were talking generally about cricket, having played against each other 12 months before. He was asking me if I had played in England, what his own experiences had been there. No specifics. We went our ways with a sort of parting jibe – ‘See you in a month’s time.’”

ICC WTC Final: Dukes ball will be used in the ICC World Test Championship final in England where Virat Kohli’s Team India will meet Kane Williamson’s New Zealand.

“I had two Dukes balls in my bag but I didn’t get the chance to use them. I was going to bring them out at the back end of the tournament,” he said.

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Earlier, Jamieson’s RCB teammate Dan Christian on a podcast episode, that has since been deleted said Jamieson had not fallen for Kohli’s attempt to face him at nets with the Dukes ball — the ball which will be used for the WTC final between India and New Zealand.

“Pretty cagey from Virat actually, right in the first week we were here… Virat says ‘Oh, if you want to have a bowl against me in the nets, I am more than happy to face’. Jamie was like, ‘No chance I am going to bowl at you!’” Christian had said.

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“My time in the IPL was a great chance to share the dressing room with some legends of the game like Kohli and AB de Villiers. It was great to be involved in that atmosphere, to soak up the knowledge, albeit all the things that were going on outside (the IPL bubble)” Jamie said.

ICC WTC Final: The final of the World Test Championship (WTC) between India and New Zealand will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The summit clash will be played from June 18 to 22 with June 23 kept as the reserve day.

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