New Zealand’s talented fast bowling all-rounder Kylie Jamieson has disclosed his reason for not participating in the upcoming mega auction of IPL 2022. In a recent interaction with media reporters, Jamieson said that he is looking for a break of 6-8 weeks in the upcoming schedule of 12 months so as to spend more time with his family and improve his game.

According to reports, he says, “Look, there were a few things for me. To begin with, it’s had its issues with managed isolation and quarantine bubbles, as well as spending a significant amount of time in that type of environment during the previous 12 months. When I looked at the plan for the next 12 months, it was critical for me to locate six or eight weeks where I could spend some time at home. The second factor for me was that, after thinking about the prior 12–24 months and realizing that I’m just two years into my [international] career, I wanted to have time to work on my game. I think I didn’t feel like I was where I wanted to be, and if I want to fight for positions in the New Zealand teams in the future across all three forms, I’ll have to spend more time working on my game rather than simply playing. Yeah, it was simply a matter of time at home and time to improve on my game for me.”

“Look, in a game, you see many circumstances. I believe I’ve improved my ability to read them. I’m aware of where my game stands and how it relates to others, but I’m also aware of what I need to improve. I believe just being around a lot of T20 cricket over the previous 12 months has been beneficial and given me some good learning and things to think about in terms of how I use the April-May season to try and improve my game”, he concluded.