New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill has reportedly been ruled out of the team for the tour of Bangladesh in October because of finger and ankle injuries. As per Stuff.co.nz, the batsman fractured a bone in his right little finger while batting in the Caribbean Premier League recently.
The report said that more doctors have recommended Martin Guptill since he arrived back in New Zealand from the West Indies that he will not need an operation on his finger although it needs to be immobilized in a splint, adding that Guptill is anticipated to make a complete recovery within 3 to 5 weeks.
However, physiotherapist Paul Close, who’s been checking a right ankle injury that Martin Guptill has been carrying for the past year, said that they’ve been recommended that the operation is needed on the ankle and will happen next month. The recovery from the ankle surgery indicates that Guptill will miss the Bangladesh tour with a possible return for the tour to Sri Lanka in November, the report said.