New Zealand have recalled batsman Neil Broom to their squad for the upcoming ODI series against Bangladesh that commences on Boxing Day.
Well, nothing cries out international recall more than a ODI career batting average of 17.52!
Broom’s batting average is not the only figure that he’ll be looking to haul north. A strike rate of 70.10 smacks of a bygone era. It was in March 2010, more than six years ago that Broom, 33, made the last of his 22 ODI appearances and the landscape has since changed. He’s been a consistent performer on the domestic stage (3784 List A runs @ 38.61) for sometime though and the Black Caps will be hoping that in the absence of Ross Taylor (Eye surgery) Broom can sweep all that Bangladesh’s bowlers have to throw (Bowl legitimately!) at him!
Disclaimer: That’s no slight on the integrity of the Tigers bowling, just a play on words!