As the New Zealand senior team are facing India’s senior team in five-match Twenty20 International series, their A teams are also playing each other. However, the senior teams will play three-match One Day International series and two Tests following this. Amidst all these, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham suffered a nasty injury.
Jimmy Neesham is not a part of the senior team and currently featured in the New Zealand A team. While playing for them against India A, the Kiwi all-rounder got retired hurt. He got hurt after hurting himself while trying to hit a reverse sweep shot. The hit was so hard that it forced him to leave the crease. Later he underwent a head assessment before returning to the crease again.
Here is how Jimmy Neesham gets hurt
Neesham’s Reverse Sweep 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/iwNAL0dTWt
— Rifaath Chukkan (@RifaathChukkan) January 25, 2020
Neesham took to Twitter and shared how dangerously he got hurt while trying the sweep shot. After his tweet, everyone started responding which included former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum. He shared his picture with an interesting caption, “Got fixed up good today! Lesson: don’t reverse sweep up into your own face.” The cut on his jawline looked deep also.
Got fixed up good today! Lesson: don’t reverse sweep up into your own face 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/0zTVFw8NLD
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) January 24, 2020
Meanwhile, New Zealand A won against the India A team comfortably. But the national team failed to win the first T20I game against India. None of the India A batsmen could impress in the game where the top order crumbled under pressure very soon and failed to provide stability to their innings. Only Krunal Pandya made some effort with a half-century but his effort went in vain as they lost the game.
Seeing the injury, there are doubts over Neesham’s playing in the next match on Sunday. However, with this win, the series ended up in a draw as New Zealand levelled the series’. Indian team won the first game played at the Oval.