Jimmy Neesham

The star cricketer of New Zealand, Jimmy Neesham has chosen IPL over PSL. Indian Premier League is all set to start from 19th September in UAE. The fans are very much excited to see their favourite cricketers back on the pitch. The players are also very much eager to show their class again in the field. BCCI is trying hard to conduct the tournament by maintaining all the health protocols in this pandemic situation.

However, it will not be a very easy task for them as already a few members of various squads have been tested as COVID-19 positive. If such things happen during the tournament, it will be really a challenging task for the organizing committee.

Not Everything Is Related To Fame And Money

International cricket has started in England in the previous month. England has played two back to back series against West Indies and Pakistan. The Cricket World has been trying hard to get accustomed to the new normal. However, it was difficult for them to play without any crowd in the field. In the lockdown, the players have tried to interact with their fans in the meantime through video chat. In one such video chat with ESPN Cricinfo, the renowned cricketer of West Indies, Darren Sammy chose Pakistan Super League ahead of Indian Premier League. His choice has raised a few eyebrows and the banter has started in the social media regarding this matter.

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When Jimmy Neesham has been asked to choose one between IPL and PSL, he has picked up the Indian Premier League. According to a fan, the Indian Premier League gives a player more fame and money than Pakistan Super League. That is why he chose it. However, Jimmy Neesham replied back to him with a single statement.

The all-rounder has only played in Indian Premier League a few years back in 2014. He was a member of Delhi Daredevils side. The name of Delhi Daredevils has now been changed to Delhi Capitals. In the meantime, the star all-rounder of New Zealand has not been a part of any side in the Indian Premier League.

Jimmy Neesham has been an important member of the squad of New Zealand in 2019 World Cup. The all rounder’s contribution has been quite significant. However, New Zealand has not been able to win the Final against England. The match has been tied and England has won it with the rule of most number of boundaries in the whole match.

What Next For Jimmy Neesham?

Jimmy Neesham will play for Kings XI Punjab in this edition of Indian Premier League. The team management of Kings XI Punjab has brought him in the squad from the auction with the base price of 50 lakh. Kings XI Punjab has not been able to win a single Indian Premier League title since far. They have brought Anil Kumble as the head coach and his inputs will certainly be important for the side in this season.

Jimmy Neesham is a good addition to the squad of Kings XI Punjab. He might not be the first XI in the initial matches. However, it’s a long tournament and the squad depth is very much important for any side to win such a major tournament.