28 Dec 2016

Broom wants higher honours

5:24 pm on 28 December 2016

The Black Caps batsman Neil Broom is annoyed that he didn't play his own game in the first ODI against Bangladesh and so wants to put that right in game two in Nelson tomorrow.

Broom, who batted at 4, scored just 22 in their first up 77 run win.

Black Cap Neil Broom

Black Cap Neil Broom Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Having just returned to the one day side after a 7 year absense, 33 year old Broom says he wants to score runs a press for higher honours.

"It's always been a massive goal of mine to play Test cricket, but I suppose if I can score runs in these next two games then you put your name up in lights for the Test spot."

New Zealand scored 341 in the first game in Christchurch and Broom says the Bangladeshi attack doesn't really scare him.

"They're a good attack, they're pretty experienced side and have a couple of good spin bowlers. They're a decent attack but there's nothing there that'll scare you pace wise and we're playing on some pretty good pitches, so if you get yourself in, I can go pretty good yeh."

The Black Caps are expected to tinker with their side a little for game two but that is likely to be with their bowlers.

Meanwhile the Bangladesh wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim has been ruled out of the rest of the ODI series with a hamstring injury.