Having virtually secured New Zealand a maiden one-day World Cup triumph in 2019, all-rounder Jimmy Neesham is eager for “one last crack” on the elusive title in India subsequent month.
Neesham was included in New Zealand’s 15-man squad for the event on Monday and can reunite with lots of the gamers left heartbroken after the 2019 ultimate defeat to England.
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New Zealand misplaced on boundary rely in a basic at Lord’s after the groups couldn’t be break up by a tie-breaking Super Over.
Neesham scored 13 runs within the Super Over however England claimed the win when Martin Guptill was run out on the final supply when looking for the successful run.
Four years on, the outcome nonetheless gnaws on the New Zealand gamers.
“I think it’s motivated all of us,” Neesham informed reporters on Monday.
“Trent (Boult) has talked about it as well, around a few of the guys back then talking about giving it one more crack in four years’ time.
“It’s come around pretty quickly, really, with all the events since 2019 in the world.
“We’ve got that generation from 30 to 35-years-old. We’ve all played a huge amount over the last 10-12 years and there’s certainly huge motivation from the guys to give it one last, good crack.”
Neesham and quick bowler Boult have been each included within the World Cup squad regardless of opting out of their New Zealand contracts final yr.
The pair have been missed for choice for a lot of the worldwide schedule, with selectors favouring contracted gamers.
Boult returned to motion on Sunday, although, with an encouraging three-wicket haul within the rain-hit, 79-run defeat to England within the second ODI in Southampton.
Neesham stated there was no awkwardness from contracted staff mates about he and Boult’s place within the New Zealand set-up.
“No one gets judged on those kinds of decisions,” he stated.
“Myself and Trent have talked a lot about it over the last year or so around trying to stay fit and stay in the picture.
“There’s no lack of familiarity with the group. As Trent said a couple of days ago in England, you slide back into the group as if nothing’s changed.”
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