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New Zealand add Guptill to squad for first England test

Last Modified Monday, 19 March 2018 (12:50 IST)
Wellington: have added experienced batsman to their 13-man squad for the first test against England in Auckland, a day-nighter which starts on Thursday.With Ross Taylor battling a thigh injury sustained during the one-day series against the touring side, Guptill's inclusion will give New Zealand a extra option across the batting order.

"We opted for extra batting cover for that final spot and with Martin having been playing in the middle-order recently, he can cover a number of positions for us," selector Gavin Larsen said in a statement from New Zealand Cricket."Ross is progressing nicely and is expected to take a full part in training tomorrow (Tuesday). The team are looking forward to what will be a special match beginning on Thursday."The first match in the two-test series at will be the maiden day-nighter in New Zealand.
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