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Martin out of Bangladesh Tests

Gillespie replaces injured seamer

Martin: unfit for Bangladesh trip

Chris Martin will miss all of New Zealand's tour of Bangladesh due to fitness concerns.

"With such a big season ahead it would have been foolish to rush Chris back too early. He is better at home working on his fitness and strength."

Dion Nash

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The seam bowler sustained hamstring and back injuries while playing county cricket for Warwickshire and had already been ruled out of the one-day leg of the Black Caps' visit.

And it has now been confirmed he will also miss the two-match Test series that follows the one-dayers.

"With such a big season ahead it would have been foolish to rush Chris back too early," said selector Dion Nash in a statement.

"He is better off at home working on his fitness and strength."

Mark Gillespie, who is already in Bangladesh with the one-day squad, has been called up to replace Martin in the Test party.

New Zealand's tour consists of one-day internationals in Mirpur (Oct 9 and 11) and Chittagong (Oct 14), followed by Tests in Chittagong (Oct 17-21) and Mirpur (Oct 25-29).