‘NZ players have continually been overlooked for second rate Australians in the IPL’

Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull thinks that New Zealand cricketers have always been overlooked in Indian Premier League (IPL) for ‘second rate Australians’.

'NZ players have continually been overlooked for second rate Australians in the IPL'

He said that in the reply of India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s tweet “Devon Conway is just 4 days late, but what a knock #AUSvNZ” after Kiwi middle-order batsman smashed a marvelous knock of 99-run off just 59 balls against Australia on Monday (February 22) in the first match of five-match T20I series.

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Doull replied with a tweet: “Not sure it matters. NZ players have continually been overlooked for second rate Australians in the IPL for years. Seems outside of IPL big bash is the only comp looked at.. #player #NZcricket.”

He also pointed out that Big Bash League (BBL) is the main reason for this over-hype as Australia and New Zealand both have same kind of domestic cricket structure.

He tweeted: “Just some context. I did not mention any names so stop trolling. Since IPL started 94 Aussies at combined 886 Crore. 31 NZ players 212 Crore.  Both countries have 6 first class teams and both have domestic T20 comps. It’s more about timing and viewing of BBL. #balance #scouting.”

Conway had been unsold in the IPL auction this year despite in superb form in T20s. His last five score has been 99, 93*, 91*, 69 and 50.