All-rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first
opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand's
order ahead of next year's cricket World Cup when he opens
the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa
Black Cap spinners Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi, young pace
bowlers Matt Henry and Adam Milne, all-rounder James Neesham
and wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi have all been offered New
Zealand cricket contracts for the first time this year.