Neesham withdrew from the T20 squad, and McConchie remained in England
Wellington, August 28: Jimmy Neesham will no longer join the Black Caps T20 squad to face England after The Hundred ends and will instead return to New Zealand early to be with his wife ahead of the birth of their first child.
Neesham was scheduled to head home after the series but the decision was made to return early.
Canterbury’s Cole McConchie was due to travel home after the warm-up matches in England, but will now remain with the team in England for the duration of the T20 series.
Black Caps coach Gary Stead said it was important to be flexible during these times.
“We fully support Jamie’s decision to come home early to be with Alex.”
“The birth of a child is a special time and we are a family environment. We are thrilled to be able to support Jamie back home.”
Stead said McConchie will bring his strong all-around skills to the team.
“Cole has impressed us this year when he has opportunities in international cricket and offers any team options to bat and bowl while also being a solid fielder.”
The first T20I against England will be on Wednesday at Riverside, Chester-le-Street.
Revised team: Tim Southee (c), Finn Allen, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lucky Ferguson, Matt Henry, Kyle Jamison, Cole McConchie, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Esh Sodhi .
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