Neil Broom Biography
Neil Trevor Broom is a New Zealand international cricketer who was born on 20th of November 1983 at Christchurch. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman. Broom has played first-class cricket for Otago, Canterbury and Derbyshire throughout his career.
He began his career in the year 2002 with Canterbury in New Zealand’s first-class system. He stayed along with the team until 2005, after which he has signed by Otago. He was a notable player in this first-class cricket team until the year of 2014. He returned to play for Canterbury for a year then.
Presently he plays with Otago and also signed a two-year deal with English domestic side Derbyshire in August 2015. He later had asked to be released from the deal so he can rejoin the Black Caps squad for the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh in December 2016.
Broom made his international debut against the visiting West Indies in 2009 in an ODI. He made his debut in the fourth match at Eden Park in Auckland. After his successful domestic season and debut OD, he was also selected for the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy against Australia in February 2009. He made his T20I debut the same year versus the Aussies. He has a batting average of 10.66 in Test matches and 28.09 at One Day International matches.
Rise to Glory
Broom scored his maiden ODI century against Bangladesh team during the 2nd One Day International of series that was held on December 2016 to January 2017. The most notable moment in his career was when he along with Kane Williamson put on a partnership of 176 runs for the second wicket. This was also the record second wicket partnership for New Zealand team in ODIs. In the 3rd ODI, Broom followed it up with a knock of 97. Following the ODI series against Bangladesh, Broom was added to New Zealand's T20I squad. In March 2017, he was included in New Zealand's Test squad against South Africa as a replacement. He made his Test debut in that series.
Broom made a comeback in late 2016, but failed to make it count, again. He missed out in the 2017 Champions Trophy, as New Zealand were knocked out in the group stages. That ensured he was dropped from the side for their next tour - the one to India in October 2017.