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Last updated 18:45 24/02/2014
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NEESHAM IN DOUBT: Jimmy Neesham injured his shoulder playing for Otago.

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Black Caps all-rounder Jimmy Neesham is in doubt for next month's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after he injured a shoulder in Otago's Plunket Shield match against Northern Districts in Dunedin today.

The 23-year-old bowled eight overs for Otago in ND's first innings, but left the field and didn't return for the visitors' second innings, as they were made to follow-on at University Oval.

Otago's medical staff were to assess Neesham's injury overnight once it had settled down.

Just last week Neesham scored a brilliant century on test debut, with his 137 not out at the Basin Reserve helping New Zealand to a series win over India.

He carried that batting form into this match, scoring 68 off 68 balls in Otago's first innings.

The Black Caps leave on March 8 for a pre-tournament camp in Abu Dhabi, then play warm-up matches against Pakistan and Australia before their tournament opener against England in Chittagong on March 22.

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