Under-pressure Guptill given passage to India

Cricket - New Zealand v Pakistan - World Twenty20 cricket tournamentThe faith that Martin Guptill will eventually transfer his limited overs mastery into the test arena has granted the embattled opener yet another reprieve but the patience of New Zealand’s truest believers may finally be wearing thin. The 29-year-old was retained in the 15-man squad named on Tuesday for the tour of India despite bringing scores of 7, 8 and 0 from the test series defeat in South Africa. “Guppy has experience in subcontinent conditions and we still believe if he plays his natural game and transfers that white ball style across to tests he can be a very successful test match cricketer,” selector Gavin Larsen told local media.

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