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Chris Martin
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Chris Martin

New Zealand|Bowler
Chris Martin

INTL CAREER: 2000 - 2013

Full Name

Christopher Stewart Martin

Born

December 10, 1974, Christchurch, Canterbury

Age

46y 151d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Hardworking with the ball and outrageously feeble with the bat, Chris Martin was the most consistent thing about the New Zealand pace attack in the first decade of the 2000s. A tall, angular fast-medium bowler with a high leap as he approached the crease, Martin relied more on accuracy and gentle seam movement than pace or prodigious swing.

He would have been an ideal second lead in the armoury of captains Stephen Fleming and Daniel Vettori, but Shane Bond's frequent injuries meant Martin was often thrust into the role of No. 1 fast man. The 11 wickets he took against South Africa in Auckland in March 2004, in his first Test for nearly two years, showed that he could bowl New Zealand to victories, but tearing through batting line-ups was not his usual modus operandi and he has often had to bowl long spells à la Ewen Chatfield.

By the end of the decade Martin was New Zealand's fourth-highest Test wicket-taker of all time but he was equally well known for his comically inept batting. Getting Martin out was as difficult as making a cup of tea and often took less time. No New Zealand player has made more Test ducks than Martin, who did not make a double-figure score until his 36th Test, against Bangladesh. His inability to put bat on ball has cost him the chance to play more one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

With New Zealand finding a new crop of fast bowlers, Martin announced his retirement from all forms in cricket in July 2013, at the age of 38.
Brydon Coverdale

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test711261402678782336/2611/18033.813.3760.1010101
ODI2019948804183/623/6244.665.0852.60000
T20I6613819372/142/1427.578.3919.70000
FC19236858190705996/2631.833.1061.50231
List A142692056291936/246/2429.164.8835.80630
T20605812521584493/333/3332.327.5925.50000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test711045212312*2.3661520.0000150140
ODI2072831.602729.62000070
T20I61155*-683.33000010
FC192244115479253.7100340
List A142572786132.8600280
T206076165*16.002759.250000100
Christopher Stewart Martin
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Chris Martin picked up three wickets
Chris Martin and Chaminda Vaas have a chat
Chris Martin with bowling coach Damien Wright
Indian fielders appeal for lbw against Chris Martin
Chris Martin being congratulated by team-mates after picking up Virat Kohli
Chris Martin bowled Narsingh Deonarine