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Guptill may return for Bangladesh ODIs

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opener is likely to return from for the upcoming three-ODI series against Bangladesh, starting in Napier on Wednesday.

Guptill, who was ruled out of the T20I series against after aggravating a disc in his lower back, will undergo a fitness test on Sunday. If found fit, the explosive opener will join at the top of the order against

will come in for the third game in place of Kane Williamson, who will take a pre-planned rest. Stumper will lead the side at the third game in Dunedin.

(NZC) selector said it was an important series for the side as they look to fine-tune game ahead of the ICC World Cup in June and July.

"It's an exciting time for players and coaches alike as we look to sign off our home summer of white-ball cricket," Larsen said in 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. 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 remarked.

and are the specialist spinners in the squad, while and take the pace all-rounder spots.

ODI squad: (for Games 1 & 2), Todd Astle, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Matt Henry, (WK, for Game 3), (Game 3), Jimmy Neesham, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee,



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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 17:24 IST