Simon Doull: New Zealand players have been disregarded for second rate Australians in IPL

Simon Doull, former New Zealand fast bowler says players from his country have always been “overlooked for second rate Australians” in the IPL, expressing his views after Devon Conway made a flutter with his astonishing hitting days subsequent to going unsold at the breath-taking league’s auction. South African conceived New Zealander Conway crushed a 59-ball 99 and powered his team to a 53-run win over Australian in the first T20 internationals in Christchurch on Monday.

But Doull felt it may not matter.

Doull tweeted, “Not sure it matters,” referring to the blazing knock in his reply to a post by India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, in which he wrote in appreciation, “Devon Conway is just 4 days late, but a what knock.”

Doull said on the social networking site, “NZ players have continually been overlooked for second rate Australians in the IPL for years. It seems like outside of IPL big bash is the only comp looked at..”


Conway, whose base cost in the IPL barters was an unobtrusive RS 50 lakh, went unsold as none of the establishments showed interest in him, despite him being in fine form for his national side and in other competitive T20 matches.

Conway came into the T20I opener against Australia on the rear of four sequential half hundreds of years – 93 not out, 91 not out, 69 and 50 (his past Super Smash scores) – and with another unbeaten innings, he turned into the primary New Zealand player to record five progressive fifties in the game’s shortest format.

Doull wrote, in another tweet, “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 the countries have 6 first class teams and both have domestic T20 comps. It’s more about timing and viewing of BBL.”

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