Jimmy Neesham Ruled Out of New Zealand's Opening Test Against India

Updated: 19 September 2016 22:08 IST

Jimmy Neesham suffered a blow during training on Thursday, which limited his involvement in New Zealand's recent three-day match against Mumbai

Jimmy Neesham Ruled Out of New Zealand's Opening Test Against India
Jimmy Neesham's injury is not serious but he would not be considered for New Zealand's opening Test vs India. © AFP

New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has been ruled out of consideration for the opening Test against India in Kanpur with a rib injury.

Neesham suffered a blow during training on Thursday, which limited his involvement in New Zealand's recent three-day match against Mumbai.

Coach Mike Hesson said the injury was not serious, but he would not be considered for the Test starting on September 22.

"Jimmy was struck in the nets and has been in discomfort the last few days," Hesson said.

"It will take a few days for the bruising to go away, but it's very much a short-term injury.

"Jimmy won't be available for selection in Kanpur, but we expect him to be back to full fitness ahead of the second Test."

No one will be added to the 15 man squad.

Topics : India New Zealand James Neesham Cricket
Highlights
  • Jimmy Neesham ruled out of opening Test vs India
  • Jimmy Neesham suffered a rib injury in the nets
  • India take on New Zealand in the opening Test in Kanpur starting Thursday
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