Wellington - New Zealand on Monday dropped all-rounder Jimmy
Neesham and batsman Neil Broom from the one-day squad to tour India next month.
Coach Mike Hesson named a core group of nine players for the
tour, with a further six to be selected from the New Zealand A side currently
Neesham and Broom both missed out after failing to fire at
the ICC Champions Trophy in June.
Hesson said Broom had been effective batting at three or
four but it was an area in which New Zealand already had a lot of depth.
"We'd like to see Neil develop his game further to show
he has the skills to bat at five," he said.
Neesham has scored only one half century in 11 one-day
internationals this year and his 10 ODI outings with the ball over the same
period yielded only four wickets.
"Jimmy needs go back and really dominate domestic
cricket with both bat and ball," Hesson said.
"We know Jimmy is a talented player, but we've spoken
with him around improving the consistency in all areas of his game."
New Zealand play the first of three one-dayers against India
in Mumbai on October 22.
The nine players named by Hesson were: Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Adam Milne, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.