Jimmy Neesham

The James Neesham Comment- There is no doubt that the Indian Premier League (IPL) is the biggest spectacle in the franchise cricket world. It does not only attract the interests of the cricket fans but also a number of people. These are people who only wait for the Twenty20 action every year. This year things have not been the same mainly due to the Coronavirus pandemic. That has resulted in a nationwide shutdown.

Sporting activities have also been hindered due to the pandemic. Therefore the IPL which was scheduled to start on March 29 got postponed. Now, it will commence from September 19, the whole tournament will be conducted in the United Arab Emirates. Matches will be played behind closed doors.

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The decision has been taken mainly due to the rising cases in India and therefore the committee decided to shift its venue to UAE. Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai are the three allotted venues where the matches will be played.

The tournament will see a lot of star cricketers coming together and displaying their brilliance on the pitch. New Zealand allrounder James Neesham will also be a part of this edition’s IPL after he was picked by the Kings XI Punjab. The Kings will be captained by India star batsman KL Rahul who will replace Ravichandran Ashwin who was earlier seen leading the franchise. Ashwin has been picked up by the Delhi Capitals and will be seen leading their bowling attack.

How The Player Reacted To The Comment

Neesham is very active on social media and is often known for his humourous replies on Twitter. The Kiwi conducts Q&As regularly and interacts with his fans quite often. In a recent Q&A session, one of the fans asked him about this thought of being bought at only 50lakhs base price.

Here is what the online user tweeted, ‘@JimmyNeesh Your thought on being bought at 50Lacks base price at IPL 2020 Auction.’

While others may lose their head at some of the mean comments from fans, but James is nothing of that sort as he comebacks with a humorous reply. The New Zealand allrounder replied with, ‘Anybody who is disappointed at 50Lakhs to play a game for two months needs their head checked’.

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The Update On The James Neesham Story

James Neesham has not played cricket for the last few months. The all-rounder was last part of the New Zealand’s tour to Australia in March. The Black Caps were supposed to play three ODI series in their tour Down Under but then the series was postponed due to the rise in cases because of the coronavirus. The first ODI was played and it was won by the Aussies.

The 29-year of Kiwi was first snapped up by the Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) back in 2014. That is where he played his debut match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The following season he was again picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders. This time he will be featuring for Kings XI Punjab. This will be his third side in the IPL.