Gup­till to re­turn for ODIS vs B’desh

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - HTSPORTSMAX - Agence France-presse

We’re de­lighted to have Martin back on the park for this se­ries. He’s a world-class player and an in­te­gral part of our one-day side.

GAVIN LARSEN, NZ se­lec­tor

AUCKLAND: New Zealand opener Martin Gup­till is set to re­turn from a back in­jury for the up­com­ing one-day in­ter­na­tional se­ries against Bangladesh, se­lec­tors said on Satur­day.

Gup­till was ruled out of the on­go­ing T20 se­ries against In­dia after ag­gra­vat­ing a disc in his lower back, but was named for the three­game se­ries against Bangladesh, which starts in Napier on Wed­nes­day.

“We’re de­lighted to have Martin back on the park for this se­ries. He’s a world-class player and an in­te­gral part of our one-day side,” se­lec­tor Gavin Larsen said in a state­ment.

Gup­till will un­dergo a fit­ness test on Sun­day after which a fi­nal de­ci­sion will be taken on whether he can part­ner Henry Ni­cholls at the top of New Zealand’s or­der.

Mitchell Sant­ner and Todd As­tle are the spe­cial­ist spin­ners in the squad, with Colin de Grand­homme and Jimmy Nee­sham tak­ing the pace-bowl­ing all-rounder spots.

Kane Wil­liamson is to be rested for the fi­nal ODI with Colin Munro stand­ing in as cap­tain.

SHAKIB TO MISS OUT

Bangladesh will be with­out all­rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who has been ruled out of the se­ries after frac­tur­ing a fin­ger dur­ing the Bangladesh Pre­mier League fi­nal on Fri­day.

“An X-ray was done after the match and the re­sults have con­firmed a frac­ture on the left ring fin­ger. The af­fected area will now have to be im­mo­bilised for around three weeks,” said De­bashis Chowd­hury, Bangladesh Cricket Board’s chief physi­cian.

NZ squad: Kane Wil­liamson (capt), Todd As­tle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grand­homme, Lockie Fer­gu­son, Martin Gup­till, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Jimmy Nee­sham, Henry Ni­cholls, Ross Tay­lor, Mitchell Sant­ner, Tim Southee

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.