Guptill out of Bangladesh tour with ankle injury
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.