New Zealand Pacer Kyle Jamieson in Line For ODI Debut Against India
Kyle Jamieson was left out of New Zealand A's squad for the upcoming first unofficial Test at Christchurch©ICC Twitter

New Zealand have called uncapped fast bowler Kyle Jamieson as cover for the three-match ODI series against India, starting February 5 in Hamilton. With the pace trio of Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult and Matt Henry injured, Jamieson in all probability will make his debut against India in the ODI series.

The 25-year-old had impressed during the one-day series against India A, taking six wickets. He was left out of New Zealand A’s squad for the upcoming first unofficial Test at Christchurch, keeping in mind the upcoming series against India.

New Zealand pace trio of Ferguson (right calf), Boult (left hand) and Henry (left thumb) are recovering from injuries they sustained during the Test series in Australia.

“Kyle would have been selected for these four-day matches, but with the current injury concerns amongst our fast bowlers, we feel it’s better he stays focused on white-ball cricket,” NZ selector Gavin Larsen was quoted as saying at stuff.co.nz.

“He’s just finished three very competitive one-day games against India A, including an impressive 4-49 in the final game, and will play in the Ford Trophy this week to be primed for the ODI series if required.”

Jamieson was brought in as a cover for the Australia Tests as well, but he wasn’t selected for either of the final two matches.

“Kyle impressed the coaching staff in his time with the test squad for the Melbourne and Sydney tests and will feel comfortable in the environment if included.”

Jamieson has taken 72 wickets in his 25 first-class matches at an average of 27.93. He also played 29 T20s, spanning 46 wickets.

The three ODIs will be held on February 5 (Hamilton), February 8 (Auckland) and February 11 (Mount Maunganui).