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Martin Gopet must be in full fitness for the Australian tour

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Martin Cottell, who suffered a calf injury during a one-day Ford Cup match, may not be fit enough when New Zealand tour Australia later this month. He was injured during the eighth game of the championship on January 3, which forced him to retire after scoring 32 off 35 balls. Kapil plans to return to the Auckland Aces game on January 22 during the Super Smash.

New Zealand play three ODIs and one T20I against Australia starting January 30. The schedule is subject to change due to border restrictions in Western Australia. New Zealand goes without for this series Player test The Test series against South Africa starts on February 17 due to isolated rules for returning home.

The NZC report said Guptill was “improving and the injury will be monitored during rehabilitation.”

Kapil will be a key player for New Zealand on the tour of Australia where there will be many inexperienced players. He has played in 25 ODIs against Australia and has scored 825 runs at an average of 34.37. In 13 T20 matches, Kapil made 463 rounds with an average of 35.61 and a stroke rate of 144.23.

This is Ross Taylor’s last tour of Australia

Ross Taylor He is currently playing in the second Test against Bangladesh and will retire from Test cricket after this match. The only ODI and T20 series against Australia will be part of his last few matches. Taylor pulled the curtain down on his international career with a series on home soil against the Netherlands in March and April.

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The Netherlands play T20 in Mount Maunganu on March 25, followed by three ODIs. The final ODI of the series will be played in Taylor’s hometown of Hamilton. Taylor was the first Blockbuster player to play over 100 games in any game format. He scored 8,581 points in 233 ODIs, the highest for New Zealand players. His 21st ODI century is also a New Zealand record.