Broom elated by 'surreal' New Zealand ODI recall
Neil Broom is delighted with a "surreal" recall to the New Zealand squad for the one-day international series against Bangladesh after three years out of the Black Caps set-up.
Batsman Broom's last international appearance came in a Twenty20 defeat against Sri Lanka in November 2013, while his previous ODI outing was all the way back in March 2010.
But the 33-year-old will return to the fold, along with Luke Ronchi, in the three-match series which begins on December 26.
"It came straight out of the blue. [Coach] Mike [Hesson] asked if I was keen to play for New Zealand again and I said I was keen as mustard," Broom is quoted as saying by Stuff.co.nz.
"I'm pretty pumped about it. I thought my New Zealand dreams were over when I signed for Derby.
"To be playing international cricket again, or be in the squad anyway, is pretty surreal."
BJ Watling, Henry Nicholls and Todd Astle are the omissions from the 3-0 whitewash in the recent Chappell-Hadlee tour to Australia.
New Zealand's 13-man ODI squad: Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, Neil Broom, Lockie Ferguson, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee.