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Guptill named in NZ squad for England series

Martin Guptill recalled to New Zealand test squad for England series

Guptill named in NZ squad for England series

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- An outstanding World Cup campaign has earned opening batsman Martin Guptill a recall to the New Zealand test side for its two-test series in England next month.

Guptill played the most-recent of his 31 test on New Zealand's last tour to England in 2013. He has two test centuries, including a highest score of 189, but inconsistent form which has left him with an average of 29.62 led to his recent omission from the New Zealand test squad.

Guptill scored two centuries and a half century as New Zealand reached the final of the World Cup, making an unbeaten 237 in a quarterfinal against the West Indies -- the highest score by a New Zealander in one-day internationals.

Fast bowler Matt Henry, who played in the World Cup semifinals and final as an injury replacement, has also been named in the test squad.

Updated : 2021-09-24 14:37 GMT+08:00