Jimmy Neesham has said that the New Zealand team will be disappointed if they don’t win the Finals of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. He claims that his team is used to such moments now and doesn’t get carried away by the success during Semi-Finals. Neesham himself played a huge role in the win against England, carting 27 runs in just 11 balls. New Zealand will play Australia in the Finals of the World Cup in a classic Trans-Tasmanian tussle.
This is the third team in a major ICC tournament that a New Zealand team is in the Finals. In 2019, the Goddess of Luck turned her back on the team as they lost the Fifty-Over World Cup to England on boundary count. The Kiwis beat India in the World Test Championship final earlier this year and now the clinical and low-key squad finds itself in the Finals yet again. Jimmy Neesham was also part of the 2019 campaign.
It's a situation worthy of celebrating I guess, winning a semi-final, but you don't come halfway around the world just to win a semi-final. We've got our sights pretty firmly set on the game in a few days' time. I'm personally, and we as a team, are not getting ahead of ourselves. One game to go and I'm sure there will be a bigger outpouring of emotion if we manage to get across the line. Look, I think we're experienced at it. We've done so well and so consistently in tournaments across five or six years. We know how to I suppose hit the reset button and put a win or a loss behind us pretty quickly. We've got pretty robust strategies around how to prepare for games with scouting, planning, and all that kind of stuff. So, those strategies will all kick over the next couple of days and we will get back on the training paddock tomorrow I think, and prepare as best as we can.
Jimmy Neesham, All-Rounder, New Zealand