New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham has arrived in UAE and currently in quarantine before joining the KXIP training camp for IPL 2020. Neesham is quite confident about the strong KXIP set-up and believes that they can go to distance. He also wants to help the younger players in side with his experience.
Neesham said that his last experience at IPL with Delhi Capitals was comparatively naive and thus challenging. He also added that he has come with a steadier head and knowledge for the IPL 2020. He further showed faith in his side and said that they can go on to win the tournament with the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Chris Gayle.
“It is my first time getting involved in a long time. It is exciting to come as an older player and as an experienced player. Last time I played for Delhi. I did not know what I needed to do to succeed. It was a challenge back then,” James Neesham told PTI.
“This time I have come with a steadier head and knowledge under the belt and hopefully I can pass that knowledge to some of the younger guys in the squad. Really excited about our team, we got some of the biggest names in the world in Chris Gayle and Glenn Maxwell and it is a team that can certainly win a lot of games and the tournament.”
Chris Gayle is one of the cleanest hitters off the ball and when his bat does the talking he is hard to be stopped. Veteran West Indies batsman Gayle has established himself as a powerful striker of the ball not only for his national team but also in franchise leagues across the world. Today, there is hardly any league left, where Chris Gayle has not made his presence felt.
From Afghanistan Premier League (APL) to Global T20 Canada League, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and Everest Premier League (EPL) — Gayle has played almost everywhere. The swashbuckling West Indies batsman will be next seen in action in the IPL 2020 under the mentoring of Anil Kumble.