martin guptill
Martin Guptill

New Zealand’s destructive opener Martin Guptill has been included back to the kiwi squad for the ongoing series against South Africa. The fearsome opener who has been in some tremendous form over the past couple of years had been earlier ruled out due to hamstring injury. After a collapse in the batting unit in the third match and being wrapped for only 112 runs and not so convincing performances from the team, the management has implemented certain changes in the squad with the opener Martin Guptill back in the side and also the

After a collapse in the batting unit in the third match and being wrapped for only 112 runs and not so convincing performances from the team, the management has implemented certain changes in the squad with the opener Martin Guptill back in the side. Also, the off-spinner Jeetan Patel and the wicket keeper batsman Luke Ronchi were called back. The hosts have been down to 2-1 in the series and have compelled themselves to win at least the next match to keep the series alive. As said by the kiwi coach Mike Hesson , Tom

As said by the kiwi coach Mike Hesson, Tom Latham had been given the glove duties for the first three matches but Luke is likely to take over the formalities for the next matches and replace Latham who got out for ducks in three of his last six innings. Jeetan Patel who last played against the Bangladesh Tigers might find himself in the playing eleven after being included in the squad for the remaining of the series. It will be interesting to see how the reformed squad performs in the series. It must be noted that the Kiwis never lost a bilateral series against the Proteas on home ground. With a 2-1 lead, RSA might look to turn the tables to register their first series win in ODIs over the world cup runners up.

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