Rib injury rules Neesham out of Kanpur Test

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 - 11:47

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New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham has been ruled out of the first Test against India in Kanpur due to a rib injury.

But since he is expected to be fit for the second Test, which begins on September 30th, New Zealand Cricket has opted not to name any replacements.

Neesham picked up the injury during training last Thursday, and it had affected his participation in the warm-up fixture against Mumbai in Delhi as well.  

However, the New Zealand Coach Mike Hesson, expects Neesham to return to full fitness ahead of the second Test in Kolkata.