Cricket: Blackcaps' Kyle Jamieson signs with English county Surrey

New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson bowls during day two of the first LV= Insurance Test match at Lord's, London. Picture date: Thursday June 3, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Blackcaps seamer Kyle Jamieson has decided to remain in the UK after the upcoming World Test Championship final for a stint with Surrey.

Jamieson has inked a short-term deal to join the South London team after New Zealand's test series against England and WTC final.

The 26-year-old will feature for Surrey in the final stretch of the English domestic Twenty20 competition. He'll also be available for their final two games of the county championship next month.

"I'm really excited to get the chance to play some county cricket after the Blackcaps tour," Jamieson says.

"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."

The signing continues a remarkable year for the Aucklander, who was named ICC Debutant of the Year and earned a staggering NZ$2.88 million at the Indian Premier League auction.

Jamieson took three wickets in the first match of the tour against England at Lord's, but has been rested for the second test at Edgbaston, which began Thursday.