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Neesham ruled out of T20 with hamstring injury

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BLACKCAPS all-rounder Jimmy Neesham will miss Friday night’s T20 against Sri Lanka at Eden Park with a grade-one hamstring strain suffered in today’s third ODI in Nelson.

Physio Vijay Vallabh said Neesham would be unable to recover in time for the one-off match and would instead return home to rest.

"Jimmy felt some tightness in his right hamstring during the bowling innings and left the field for treatment," said Vallabh.

"He’s iced and compressed the injury and will be reassessed in a couple of days."

Central Stags all-rounder Doug Bracewell, who has been with the ODI squad, will travel to Auckland with the T20 squad tomorrow morning.

BLACKCAPS T20 squad v Sri Lanka

Tim Southee (c) - Knights

Doug Bracewell - Central Stags

Lockie Ferguson - Auckland Aces

Martin Guptill - Auckland Aces

Scott Kuggeleijn - Knights

Colin Munro - Auckland Aces

Henry Nicholls - Canterbury Kings

Glenn Phillips - Auckland Aces

Seth Rance - Central Stags

Mitchell Santner - Knights

Tim Seifert (wk) - Knights

Ish Sodhi - Knights

Ross Taylor - Central Stags

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