Guptill out of England tour

2013-02-21 09:32
Martin Guptill (AFP)

Wellington - New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill will miss the Black Caps' home Test series against England to undergo surgery on an injured thumb, officials said on Thursday.

Guptill was already in doubt for the third and final one-day international against England in Auckland on Saturday with a hamstring strain, but had been expected to return for the three-Test series against the tourists next month.

Physiotherapist Paul Close said Guptill was also suffering from a previously undisclosed injury to a thumb ligament and needed to undergo surgery.

"We felt it was best to get Martin right for the tour to England in May and June, so the next couple of months were seen as the best window to have the surgery," he said.

Guptill went off injured during the first ODI in Hamilton but came back to score the winning runs for New Zealand in dramatic fashion, belting four fours and a six while playing on one leg to see his team home.

The ODI series is tied at 1-1 after England won in Napier on Wednesday.

Read more on:    new zealand  |  martin guptill  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Under fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo has blamed player workloads and fatigue as the reason for the national team's woeful showing in the Tri Series in the Caribbean. Your thoughts?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.