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Guptill set to return for Bangladesh ODIs

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Opening batsman is all set to make a comeback after recovering from a back as he has been named in New Zealand's 14-member squad for their upcoming three-match ODI series against

The 32-year-old was ruled out of the T20I series against due to an aggravated disc in his lower back. But now that Guptill has recovered, he is likely to play the first ODI against after going through a fitness test on Wednesday.

skipper has been rested for the final ODI of the three-match series with named as his replacement. In the captain's absence, will be at the helm of the team in the final ODI.

BlackCaps chief selector expressed delight over Guptill's comeback and acknowledged his "world-class" status as a

"We're delighted to have Martin back on the park for this series. He's a world-class and an integral part of our one-day side," ESPNcricinfo quoted Larsen, as saying.

"He and Henry did a good job opening up in Hamilton against and they're a combination we want to see some more of in this series before Colin returns to the top for the third game with Kane resting," he added.

In bowling, the looked fully equipped with Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and all included.

and will play their first ODI on February 13 at the McLean Park followed by matches on February 16 and 20. The ODI series will be followed by three Test matches which are slated to be played on March 4, 12 and 20.

Following is the full New Zealand squad for the Bangladesh ODI series:

(capt, games 1 and 2), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, (Game 3), Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Ross Taylor, Mitchell Santner,

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 15:45 IST