Martin named in Champions Trophy probables
Chris Martin, the New Zealand fast bowler, has been named in the Champions Trophy list of probables despite not having played a limited-overs game since February 2008.
Martin was dropped from New Zealand's one-day side after a poor performance in the home series against England last year when he took just five wickets at 40.8. But he did reasonably in the one-dayers for Auckland last season, taking 12 wickets in 10 matches at 33.33. Martin has been regularly in the Test side and is part of the squad to play Tests in Sri Lanka next month.
Another player to receive a recall after more than year is Northern Districts batsman James Marshall, who scored 388, including four half-centuries, from 10 State Shield innings.
All members of the one-day squad for the tri-series in Sri Lanka as well as several New Zealand A players named for the tour of India are part of the probables. Daryl Tuffey, who was named in the Test squad for Sri Lanka, has also been included in the probables. Peter Ingram, Shanan Stewart and Brent Arnel are the three players in the squad without international experience.
New Zealand probables: Daniel Vettori (capt), Brent Arnel, Shane Bond, Neil Broom, Ian Butler, Craig Cumming, Brendon Diamanti, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Peter Fulton, Martin Guptill, Gareth Hopkins, Jamie How, Peter Ingram, Brendon McCullum (wk), Nathan McCullum, Peter McGlashan (wk), James Marshall, Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, Iain O'Brien, Jacob Oram, Jeetan Patel, Aaron Redmond, Jesse Ryder, Shanan Stewart, Tim Southee, Scott Styris, Ross Taylor, Daryl Tuffey.