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Fit-again Neesham seeks `carefree` approach in Test return against India

Updated: Sep 13, 2016 18:32 IST

Wellington [New Zealand], Sept.13 (ANI): Insisting that intense pressure can adversely impact a player's game, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham has expressed that he hopes to play his 'natural game' with an aim to rediscover his previously impressive form.

The 25-year-old, who hasn't played for the Black Caps since November last year due to injury and form issues, has been named in the New Zealand squad for the three-Test series against India, starting from next week.

"I think I was a bit more care free, and a bit more, I suppose, laissez-faire, especially with batting," Neesham was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz. "Once you start feeling the pressure of international cricket and wanting results and wanting runs, it can curb your game a little bit which I think is one of the traps I fell into.

"I'm just looking to go back to playing my natural game and it's a bit of a cliche, but hopefully runs and wickets will flow from there."

Having fully recovered from his back stress fracture following a good rehab stint, Neesham also said his primary aim was to put his best foot forward in the upcoming series. (ANI)