25 Sep 2017

Neesham and Broom out of India tour

6:22 am on 25 September 2017

All-rounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Neil Broom have been dropped from the New Zealand cricket side for next month's tour of India.

The Black Caps (New Zealand) lost to South Africa's Proteas in the second test match 19/3/17

Jimmy Neesham Photo: Photosport NZ

The Black Caps coach Mike Hesson has named nine players in the one-day squad to take on India next month, with six more to be added from the New Zealand A side currently touring.

The two sides will square off in three ODIs, the first of which will be in Mumbai on October 22.

Three Twenty20s will follow the series, with the squad for this to be announced when the remainder of the ODI team is named.

Black Cap Neil Broom in action during the second ODI cricket match against Bangladesh in Nelson.

Black Cap Neil Broom in action during the second ODI cricket match against Bangladesh in Nelson. Photo: PhotoSport

Hesson said that while Neesham and Broom had missed out on this squad, they still had the opportunity to push their way back into the side for the home summer.

Mike Hesson

Mike Hesson Photo: Photosport

"It will be disappointing for James and Neil, but we've talked through the areas that we'd like to see them work on and if we see development they'll certainly both come into the reckoning come the home summer," said Hesson.

"Neil was really effective for us batting at three or four last season, but we have quality, established batsmen in those positions and we'd like to see Neil develop his game further to show he has the skills to bat at five.

"Jimmy needs go back and really dominate domestic cricket with both bat and ball. We know Jimmy is a talented player, but we've spoken with him around improving the consistency in all areas of his game."

"The nine we've picked have made up the core of our ODI team for a while and all of them have experience playing in India," said Hesson.

"With a number of our top guys already playing in India, it's helpful to be able to select the squad in two parts. With six spots left, there's an obvious incentive for the players in New Zealand A to perform and put their best foot forward."

The team depart for India on 12 October.

Black Caps initial squad:

Kane Williamson (c) - Northern Districts

Trent Boult - Northern Districts

Colin de Grandhomme - Auckland

Martin Guptill - Auckland

Tom Latham - Canterbury

Adam Milne - Central Districts

Mitchell Santner - Northern Districts

Tim Southee - Northern Districts

Ross Taylor - Central Districts