Indian Premier League: Jimmy Neesham up for healthy banter with 'Big Money' player Corey Anderson

Jimmy Neesham will be up against good friend and New Zealand teammate Corey Anderson in the Indian Premier League but said there is always healthy competition between the two cricketers, who have known each other since their age-group cricket days.

updated: April 12, 2014 14:58 IST
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New Delhi: They have the same skill sets and both are integral to the the New Zealand team but all-rounder Jimmy Neesham knows that his "friend" Corey Anderson is already in the big league even as he tries to carve his own niche in international cricket.

Asked about a rivalry with his contemporary, Neesham sets the record straight. "Corey is a 'Big Money' player for Mumbai Indians while I am a 'Part Player' here in Delhi. We will certainly have a healthy banter as to who performs well for our respective teams in this edition of Indian Premier League," Neesham told PTI during an interaction after Delhi Daredevils' practice session.

Talking about Anderson, who now holds the world record for the fastest century in ODIs, Neesham said, "We have spent a lot of time together -- me and Corey coming through the age-group system.

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