Jimmy Neesham called into Black Caps team

Last updated 11:22 08/02/2013
Jimmy Neesham
Photosport
BACK IN THE FOLD: Injuries to Ian Butler and Grant Elliott have paved the way for Jimmy Neesham to return to the Black Caps Twenty20 squad.

Relevant offers

Cricket

Greg Baum: Coarse tongues leave stain on Australia's Cricket World Cup win Canterbury lose Leo Carter after opener sign English deal Northern Knights searching for a Plunket Shield miracle in final round Wellington Firebirds skipper James Franklin unavailable and unclear Australia announce 17-man touring squad for test series in West Indies and England Black Caps dominate British media Cricket World Cup accolades Vernon Philander selection for South Africa Cricket World Cup semifinal not down to race - sports minister Fikile Mbalula Azhar Ali named Pakistan one-day cricket captain Cricket South Africa rejects allegations of political interference before World Cup semifinal with New Zealand Black Caps coach Mike Hesson eyes exciting journey ahead after World Cup rollercoaster

All-rounder Jimmy Neesham has been recalled to the New Zealand Twenty20 team after Ian Butler and Grant Elliott were both ruled out of tomorrow's seires opener against England in Auckland.

Butler (ankle) and Elliott (quadriceps) were both scratched today from the first T20 international at Eden Park, meaning a reprieve for Otago all-rounder Neesham who initially wasn't required for the 13-man squad.

The 22-year-old Neesham was part of the New Zealand side that claimed an historic ODI series victory in South Africa last month.

New Zealand team physiotherapist Paul Close said both Butler and Elliott would miss tomorrow night's match but their respective injuries weren't serious.

"I'm confident that both Ian and Grant will be available for the second match in Hamilton on Tuesday night."

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content