Jimmy Neesham will miss the upcoming T20 against Sri Lanka with a hamstring injury. PHOTOSPORT

Bracewell replaces Neesham in T20 squad

BLACKCAPS all-rounder Jimmy Neesham will miss Friday night’s T20 against Sri Lanka at Eden Park with a grade-one hamstring strain suffered in today’s third ODI in Nelson.

Physio Vijay Vallabh said Neesham would be unable to recover in time for the one-off match and would instead return home to rest.

“Jimmy felt some tightness in his right hamstring during the bowling innings and left the field for treatment,” said Vallabh.

“He’s iced and compressed the injury and will be reassessed in a couple of days.”

Central Stags all-rounder Doug Bracewell, who has been with the ODI squad, will travel to Auckland with the T20 squad tomorrow morning.

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