Trent Boult’s refusal and Colin de Grandhomme’s retirement from international cricket left two places vacant.
One was offered to Neesham, who turned down a central contract offered to him by New Zealand Cricket as he had already signed deals with T20 leagues across the globe.
Meanwhile, ESPNcricinfo wished him on his birthday-
“His T20I batting strike rate of 165.84 is only bettered by Suryakumar Yadav among players from full member nations. Happy birthday to hard-hitting New Zealand all-rounder @JimmyNeesh! ” the tweet read.
Jimmy took to socia media site and replied in his hilarious style.
“Why’d you have to ruin a great tweet @surya_14kumar???”