Cape Town - Black
Caps opener Martin Guptill will undergo a six week-long strength and
conditioning rehabilitation programme before returning to the field.
Guptill suffered hamstring strains to both legs during the 2016/17
summer and following medical consultation.
He will miss the remainder of
the New Zealand domestic season and the beginning of the Indian Premier
"At the moment Martin
isn’t fit to play and the time we give him now to strengthen his
hamstrings will play a big role in mitigating future risk too," said Black Caps physiotherapist Tommy Simsek.
"We've put a programme in place to make sure that Martin can return to full strength and we'll continue to monitor him closely."
"Having Martin fully fit is
critical, as we all know the positive influence he has on our side," said Black Caps coach Mike Hesson.
"Martin knows this is an important period to get back to 100 percent so that he can be fully confident when he is on the park.
"The Champions trophy isn’t far away and we obviously want Martin firing on all cylinders for that tournament."
Guptill will travel to India ahead of the start of the IPL and continue
to be monitored by Black Caps physiotherapist Tommy Simsek who will be