India vs New Zealand: Black caps announce core group, drop Jimmy Neesham and Neil Broom from squad

Neesham and Brown were left out of the core group of nine players announced by Coach Mike Hesson for the tour, with a further six to be selected from the New Zealand A side currently in India.

AFP, September 25, 2017

Wellington: New Zealand on Monday dropped all-rounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Neil Broom from the one-day squad to tour India in October.

Coach Mike Hesson named a core group of nine players for the tour, with a further six to be selected from the New Zealand A side currently in India.

Neesham and Broom both missed out after failing to fire at the ICC Champions Trophy in June.

File picture of Jimmy Neesham. AFP

File picture of Jimmy Neesham. AFP

Hesson said Broom had been effective batting at three or four but it was an area in which New Zealand already had a lot of depth.

"We'd like to see Neil develop his game further to show he has the skills to bat at five," he said.

Neesham has scored only one half century in 11 one-day internationals this year and his 10 ODI outings with the ball over the same period yielded only four wickets.

"Jimmy needs go back and really dominate domestic cricket with both bat and ball," Hesson said.

"We know Jimmy is a talented player, but we’ve spoken with him around improving the consistency in all areas of his game."

New Zealand play the first of three one-dayers against India in Mumbai on 22 October.

The nine players named by Hesson were: Kane Williamson (capt), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Adam Milne, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

Updated Date: Sep 25, 2017





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2 South Africa 3589 112
3 Australia 3499 106
4 New Zealand 2354 102
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3 South Africa 3842 113
4 New Zealand 4602 112
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