Kings XI Punjab welcome all-rounder Jimmy Neesham with a classic Bollywood song.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is just a week away from getting underway. Meanwhile, there has been so much excitement among fans across the world.
The upcoming edition of the league is just around the corner. The tournament will kick-off on September 19. Mumbai Indians will play against Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International Stadium.
IPL franchises have already landed in the UAE and began their preparations. The players are sweating it out in the training session to make a serious statement in winning the title.
Kings XI Punjab welcome Jimmy Neesham
Most of the available overseas stars joined their respective IPL teams. Those who haven’t arrived in UAE are currently busy with international assignments
New Zealand all-rounder, Jimmy Neesham, on Wednesday, arrived in the UAE. Meanwhile, the KXIP official Twitter handle uploaded a video of him announcing his arrival in Punjabi style.
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James Neesham excited to be back in IPL
Quite interestingly, this will be New Zealand all-rounder’s second stint in IPL. His previous stint came six years ago, in the 2014 edition, where he plied his trade for Delhi Capitals (Delhi Daredevils then).
The two-time IPL champions, Kolkata Knight Riders added him in their 2015 side. But unfortunately, injury stopped him from rolling his sleeve that season.
Jimmy is ready for the upcoming season. He added that he is pretty much excited to be back in the IPL. “It is my first time getting involved in a long time. It is exciting to come as an older and more experienced player.”
“Last time I played for Delhi, I was young and talented but didn’t know much about my game. Hopefully, it’ll be much more fun this time around,” Jimmy Neesham told KXIP while quarantining.
Jimmy Neesham didn’t play CPL and wasn’t featured in international series. The all-rounder reached the Emirates last week but had to go through a six-day quarantine period before safely joining his team.
Kings XI Punjab is one of the three IPL franchises that is yet to win an IPL title. They will kick-off their IPL campaign against Delhi Capitals on September 20, Sunday at Dubai International Stadium.