Neil Broom: Derbyshire sign New Zealand international batsman

Neil Broom
Neil Broom will link up with fellow Kiwi Hamish Rutherford at Derbyshire next season

Derbyshire have signed New Zealand international batsman Neil Broom on a two-year contract from next season.

The 31-year old, who has played 22 ODIs and 10 Twenty20 internationals, holds a UK passport and will play in all forms.

Broom said: "It's a great opportunity for me. I have heard great things about the progress being made at Derbyshire."

Elite performance director Graeme Welch said: "We know we need to strengthen our batting. Adding a player of Neil's experience and calibre will do that."

Christchurch-born Broom's last appearance for the Black Caps came in a T20 international against Sri Lanka in November 2013.