Two-metre tall Canterbury bowler eager to show his pace after overcoming spate of injuries

Standing at over two-metres tall, Canterbury cricketer Kyle Jamieson has often used his height to his advantage.

But after overcoming a series of injuries, the fast bowler's been upping his pace even further in the nets over the winter months to start the summer with a screamer.

Now fully fit, he's rearing to go for the new domestic season and an upcoming tour of Dubai with New Zealand A.

"I’m probably somebody that wants to do everything at full tilt so I’ve got to be reminded to slow down and chill out a wee bit," he said.

The 23-year-old has been injury free over a full winter for the first time in four years which has allowed him to add some extra pace to his deliveries due to the extra trainings he’s accumulated.

The result? Speeds hitting over 140km/h.

"I guess having that time injury free has been really good for me.

"I’m feeling really good going into the season."

The new speed has been getting under the skin of his Canterbury team mates with all-rounder Henry Shipley admitting there will be some who are probably relieved he's touring with NZ A next month.

"He has gotten quicker, he's been working on a few things to try and get himself a few extra Ks when it counts."

Current Black Caps paceman Tim Southee has also been following Jamieson's progress.

"Played against him a couple of years ago in a four day game and he's got something different to everyone else in first class cricket, obviously his height and there's not many of those guys going around in the world, so he's got an added advantage there and hopefully majority of his major injuries are behind him."

At 6"8, he's taller than his former team mate Peter Fulton and also just a bit below Kiwi NBA basketball star Steven Adams.

Jamieson is also handy with the willow, scoring 101 against an England XI ahead of their test series with the Black Caps earlier this year.

Kyle Jamieson is looking forward to the domestic season and a tour of Dubai with NZ A. Source: 1 NEWS