New Zealand in Bangladesh 2013 August 31, 2013

Guptill out of Bangladesh tour with ankle injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Martin Guptill has been ruled out of New Zealand's tour to Bangladesh in October due to an injured right ankle. The batsman has been carrying the injury for the past year and according to New Zealand physiotherapist Paul Close, has now been advised surgery, which will happen next month.

The recovery from the operation will mean Guptill will miss the Bangladesh trip with a possible return for the tour to Sri Lanka in November.

Guptill had also fractured a bone in his right little finger while batting for Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League on August 17 and missed the knockout stage for his franchise. Since arriving back in New Zealand, specialists advised Guptill he would not require surgery on the finger but it needed to be immobilised in a splint. A full recovery on this front is expected within three to five weeks, a release from New Zealand Cricket said.

New Zealand are scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 international in Bangladesh. The Test squad will be named by head coach Mike Hesson and new national selection general manager Bruce Edgar on September 6 in Auckland.

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  • Dummy4 on August 31, 2013, 12:46 GMT

    guptill played carribean league with an injured ankle should have gotten the surgery during the cpl that way woulnt have to miss any matches for his country t-20 leagues are destroying everythng

  • nikhil on August 31, 2013, 10:37 GMT

    his absence is good for the test series but not for the one day or t20. in one dayers mccullam, taylor and williamson will be key

  • P on August 31, 2013, 10:25 GMT

    Come one why not 3 tests! we thought that New Zealand needed to play more tests and now we hear that this series will be only 2 tests again, disappointing..

  • Shoaib on August 31, 2013, 9:41 GMT

    Hopefully we won't be hearing excuses that New Zealand were missing key players if they lose. I just hope BCB for once prepare spinning pitches for tests otherwise New Zealand will just win since they have much better batting line-up. Surprised there's only 3 ODIs instead of 5 especially when BD beat them last time out.

  • Syed on August 31, 2013, 9:15 GMT

    Good news for Bangladesh! But it would have been good practice against quality spin if he had played.

  • suresh kumar on August 31, 2013, 5:01 GMT

    ryder and guptill, if fit for series against india would be a serious threat to indian bowlers.

  • Riajul on August 31, 2013, 4:42 GMT

    Bad luck, he was in very good form.

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