Neil Broom

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Neil Broom
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Personal information
Full name Neil Trevor Broom
Born (1984-11-20) 20 November 1984 (age 32)
Christchurch, Canterbury,
New Zealand
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Middle-order batsman
Relations DJ Broom (brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 151) 10 January 2009 v West Indies
Last ODI 31 December 2016 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 4
T20I debut (cap 34) 15 February 2009 v Australia
Last T20I 3 January 2017 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no. 4
Domestic team information
Years Team
2002–2005 Canterbury
2005–2014 Otago
2014–2015 Canterbury
2015–present Otago
2016 Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 26 11 135 129
Runs scored 634 73 7,944 4,012
Batting average 28.81 12.16 39.32 40.12
100s/50s 1/3 0/0 18/33 8/22
Top score 109* 36 203* 164
Balls bowled 792 388
Wickets 8 6
Bowling average 65.62 65.33
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/8 2/59
Catches/stumpings 7/– 4/– 100/– 44/–
Source: CricketArchive, 9 January 2017

Neil Trevor Broom (born 20 November 1983) is a New Zealand cricketer. His other major teams include Otago Volts, Derbyshire County Cricket Club and Canterbury (from 2002–2005).

On making his ODI return in late 2016 after a lengthy and unjustifiable break, Broom cemented himself a future hall of fame spot with glorious back to back knocks of 109* and 97 respectively against an incredibly strong Bangladeshi bowling attack. Some greats going as far to call him the greatest one day batsman to play the game.

Had it not been for the shambolic Blackcaps selectors comitee, Broom would likely have notched up a record number of ODI centuries and taken New Zealand all the way to world cup victory in 2015. Thich is clearly proven by his 2016 average of over 100 runs.

Based on his incredible return to the international arena, it is clear Broom will earn a test call up for the South African tour of New Zealand, providing the middle order stability that is so greatly needed. This will likely tear the South African attack apart in what will be a resounding series whitewash.

International career[edit]

Broom was selected in the New Zealand squad for the One Day International series against the West Indies in 2008/09. He made his debut in the fourth match at Auckland. Broom's specialty is hitting the ball over the in field.

He also has been selected in the Chappell–Hadlee Trophy to play Australia in February 2009. During the first ODI in the series, he was wrongly given out, bowled by Michael Clarke, when video replays clearly showed that the wicket keeper Brad Haddin had clipped the bails with his gloves.

Domestic career[edit]

Broom signed a two-year deal with English domestic side Derbyshire County Cricket Club in August 2015.[1]

International comeback[edit]

In December 2016, Broom was named for the ODI series against Bangladesh after Ross Taylor was not passed fit after recovering from an eye surgery.[2] At the time of his selection to the ODI series against Bangladesh, Broom already held a British passport, so he must terminate his contract with Derbyshire in order to play for New Zealand again.[3] Broom scored his maiden ODI century against Bangladesh during the 2nd ODI of same series;[4] and followed this up with 97 in the 3rd ODI. Following the ODI series against Bangladesh, he was added to New Zealand's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad, after Martin Guptill was ruled out due to injury.[5]

In March 2017, he was included in New Zealand's Test squad against South Africa as a replacement for injured Ross Taylor.[6] He made his Test debut for New Zealand against South Africa on 16 March 2017.[7]

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Neil Broom's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 109* 24  Bangladesh New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand Saxton Oval 2016 Won

International awards[edit]

ODI Man of the match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Bangladesh Saxton Oval, Nelson 29 December 2016 109* (107 balls: 8x4, 3x6); 1 ct.  New Zealand won by 67 runs.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BBC Sport - Neil Broom: Derbyshire sign New Zealand international batsman". BBC Sport. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Broom, Ronchi recalled for Bangladesh ODIs". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Neil Broom leaves Derbyshire after New Zealand call". Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  4. ^ "Bangladesh slide dramatically to 0-2 loss after Broom ton". ESPN Cricinfo. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Guptill ruled out of T20 series against Bangladesh". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "Broom called up for injured Taylor". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2nd Test: New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 16-20, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 March 2017. 
  8. ^ "Bangladesh in New Zealand ODI Series, 2016/17 – New Zealand v Bangladesh Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 29 December 2016. 

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