Thursday, December 9, 2021

You don’t come halfway around the world just to win a semifinal: Jimmy Neesham


All-rounder Jimmy Neesham, who took New Zealand to the final by playing a fireworks innings in the first semi-final of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, has warned the opposition team ahead of the title match against Australia on Sunday. He has said that his team has not come here after traveling half the world just to win the semi-finals. The all-rounder further said that his team will be able to win the final and then they will celebrate it openly. Neesham scored 27 runs off 11 balls in the semi-final against England and on the basis of this innings, the Kiwi team made a spectacular comeback and registered a five-wicket win against England.

The players and support staff were celebrating when New Zealand won the semi-finals, but Neesham was sitting in a quiet chair. He later said that the work was not over yet. This picture of him was in the headlines on social media. New Zealand Cricket posted a video on Twitter, in which Neesham said, ‘I think it was a occasion to celebrate, but you don’t travel half the world just to win the semi-finals. Our eyes are on the final now. I personally and we as a team are not looking much ahead. I am sure if we are successful in winning the final then we will celebrate openly.

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New Zealand’s team has reached the final of ICC tournament thrice within two years. In the 2019 World Cup final, the Kiwi team had to face defeat against England on the basis of the boundary rule. But after that he won the title by defeating India in the ICC World Test Championship this year. The team now has a chance to win its second ICC trophy within two years. New Zealand’s team has reached the final of the T20 World Cup for the first time.

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