A fan questioned James Neesham that why is he playing in the IPL and not in the PSL. Neesham gave him a witty reply.
James Neesham has been an integral part of the New Zealand limited-overs teams for the past few years. He played a crucial role in the Kiwis making it to the World Cup 2019 finals. Neesham also featured in the Super Over.
The Super Over ended in a tie and New Zealand lost the finals courtesy of a bizarre rule of hitting fewer boundaries. Neesham last featured on the cricket field against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, back in March.
James Neesham will play in the IPL 2020
Neesham will play for the Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming season of the IPL. The tournament will start on September 19 in the United Aram Emirates.
However, BCCI still not have released the official fixtures for the tournament. Neesham last featured in the IPL way back in 2014. He played 4 matches for the Delhi Daredevils, now known as the Delhi Capitals.
KXIP secured the services of Neesham for the base price of NR 50 lakhs, in the IPL auction back in December 2019. The franchise from Punjab has still not got their hands on any IPL titles. However, with the inclusion of Neesham, Punjab will surely have a boost in their lineup.
Meanwhile, a fan threw a question at him asking why he is playing in the IPL and not in the PSL. The fan asked, “@JimmyNeesh You Are Playing IPl But Not PSL why? IPL gives you more money & fame that’s why you are not playing PSL very Sad #Pakistan.”
Neesham gave a witty reply to him. He wrote, “Or because PSL is in the middle of our home summer?”
Here is his reply:
The PSL faced postponement in March for an indefinite period, due to the rising cases of the COVID-19 pandemic. The teams that will play the semi-finals were already decided. Lahore Qalandars reached the semi-final for the first time.
The IPL is about to start in a matter of days, but there is no certainty over the future of the PSL. However, Pakistan has resumed international cricket with the tour of England.
The IPL will start on September 19. It will be a 53-days tournament with the finals on November 10. Dubai, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi will host all the matches. BCCI has imposed a strict protocol for all the team, keeping in mind the COVID-19 transmission. All the teams barring Chennai Super Kings have already started their training, after following six days of quarantine and then getting tested negative in various rounds of the PCR.