Zimbabwe, Lancashire, Leo Lions
Born on 16th February, 1989 in Harare, Jarvis is one of the most promising speedsters to emerge out of Zimbabwe. When he burst onto the scene many believed that with his tall frame and muscular body he had it in him to be a very good strike bowler in future. But he hasn't justified his potential thus far at the International level. The son of a former Zimbabwean bowler, Malcolm Jarvis, Kyle was the strike bowler for Zimbabwe in the U-19 World Cup held in Malaysia in 2008 and was fast-tracked into the Zimbabwe squad under the tutelage of former Zimbabwe fast bowler, Heath Streak. He debuted against Kenya in October 2009 and made an impression with figures of 3/36. He impressed everyone with his raw pace in his first outing but his first flight against a top opposition was disastrous. He ended up conceding 76 runs in 10 overs against South Africa in Centurion in November 2009. A stress fracture during the tour to West Indies in 2009-10 set him back and he had to withdraw from the tour. However, his comeback to the international scene was a good one. He made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Harare in August 2011, which was also Zimbabwe's first Test in almost six years. Over the next two years, Jarvis continued to impress with his ability to swing the ball effectively at a good pace. In 2013, Jarvis took a massive decision when he decided to quit International cricket over a pay dispute with the board. He joined Lancashire and was the club's leading wicket taker in the county Championship in both 2015 and 2016. Jarvis played an imperative role in the promotion of Lancashire to the top division. Jarvis left Lancashire and returned to Zimbabwe in 2017 to continue his international career. The fast bowler's contract was due to get over in 2018 but he pulled out of the contract a year early. After his return he has featured in the historical four day test match against South Africa. Zimbabwe would hope that he will play a pivotal role in the team's qualification campaign for the 2019 World Cup.