IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Jimmy Neesham In The IPL Auction 2023

Jimmy Neesham
Jimmy Neesham (Image Credits: Twitter)

IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Jimmy Neesham In The IPL Auction 2023.  Rajasthan Royals paid Jimmy Neesham’s base fee of 1.5 crores and acquired him in IPL 2022.

The New Zealand all-rounder played in just two games, scoring 31 runs at a strike rate of 114; in those two games, he also bowled three overs, allowing 29 runs to be scored without taking a wicket. The all-rounder had few chances to participate in the starting XI because all four positions designated for foreign players were filled.

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Jimmy Neesham has been an important member of the New Zealand T20 team despite RR’s opinion that he wasn’t deserve of being kept. He participated in 22 T20 Internationals this year, including all of the T20 World Cup matches, and scored 272 runs at a high strike rate of 173.

Jimmy Neesham
Jimmy Neesham (Photo: Twitter)

The Kiwi all-rounder Jimmy Neesham made his IPL debut in 2014 where he played only 4 games for Delhi and was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the following season. Jimmy Neesham made his comeback to the tournament in the IPL 2020 season, participating in 5 games for the Punjab Kings.

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He had an ordinary season with the bat and ball considering his potential and his achievements on the International stage. The Mumbai Indians bought the all-rounder in the IPL 2021 auctions for INR 50 lakh.

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Jimmy Neesham has played 14 IPL games in 2014, 2020, 2021, and 2022 scoring 92 runs and taking 8 wickets. However, he along with Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and fast bowler Adam Milne were listed among 21 internationals at the top price bracket of INR 2 crore rupees.

IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Teams Who Can Target Jimmy Neesham In The IPL Auction 2023

1. Chennai Super Kings

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The Kiwi all-rounder has plenty of T20 experience on his sleeves. Though he has not been great in the IPL so far, he would like to change that and make a strong comeback. He has looked fairly good for New Zealand in the T20 World Cup 2021 and 2022.

Jimmy Neesham can change the game towards his side with his batting as well as with his medium pace. He will be targeted by CSK to fill the shoes of West Indian pace all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, who has retired from IPL after being released. He will be another pace all-rounder partnering with Shivam Dube, Deepak Chahar, and Dwaine Pretorius if picked by CSK in IPL 2023 auction.

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