‘Having 4 coffees a day and listening to my absolute garbage’ – James Neesham takes credit for Daryl Mitchell, Trent Boult’s performances with hilarious tweet
Neesham was part of the Rajasthan Royals' camp along with Mitchell and left-arm pacer Trent Boult.
Updated - Jun 11, 2022 11:02 pm
The second Test between England and New Zealand began on June 10 at Trent Bridge. The hero of the second innings at Lord’s, Daryl Mitchell, was once again at it as he scored his second century in the series. Meanwhile, James Neesham has hilariously taken the credit for the batter’s prolific form.
Daryl Mitchell was not even in consideration for a berth in the starting XI until an injury ruled Henry Nicholls out of the first Test. Mitchell proved to be more than just an able replacement as he scored a resilient century in the second innings for the Kiwis before an inexplicable batting collapse. The right-hander backed his century in the first Test at Lords with another brilliant 190 in the second Test, which prompted a response from his compatriot Neesham.
Neesham was part of the Rajasthan Royals’ camp along with Mitchell and left-arm pacer Trent Boult. Neesham, who is renowned for his banter on social media, took the credit for Mitchell’s brilliant performances in the ongoing series against England.
“If there’s one thing that Boult and Mitchell have shown over the last 2 weeks it’s that the best preparation for a Test series in England is actually sitting in Mumbai having 4 coffees a day and listening to my absolute garbage,” Neesham tweeted.
Blundell and Bracewell suggesting listening to the same garbage consistently for years helps too https://t.co/0Xml78YXSI
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) June 11, 2022
Daryl Mitchell, Tom Blundell pile on the misery on the English bowlers
England won the toss and opted to bowl in the second Test, but soon they were regretting their decision as the green pitch in Nottingham provided little swing to their star bowling duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. But Ben Stokes struck at crucial junctures to keep New Zealand in check before Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell joined hands at the crease.
The batting duo, who were the thorn in the flesh for the English bowlers in the second innings of the Lord’s Test, forced them into submission again with their 236-run stand. Blundell reached a well-deserved century in the innings after missing out by just four runs in the previous Test.