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

National

All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw urges team to match Samoa's passion in Apia test Dawn Fraser apologises 'unreservedly' for comments about tennis star Nick Kyrgios 1st5R: Rating Super Rugby's playmakers - Season review Laurie Daley wants NSW to follow All Blacks' ploy in State of Origin decider No rest for New Zealand golfer Danny Lee as John Deere Classic, British Open loom Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic re-sign Casey Kopua, Leana de Bruin for 2016 Women's Black Sticks certainties of qualifying for Rio Olympic Games Oly Whites down New Caledonia 5-0 at Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea Bad light stops Novak Djokovic's fightback against Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon Waikato lock Jacob Skeen out to impress for Maori All Blacks

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

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content