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Chris Martin

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Full Name: Christopher Stewart Martin
Born: December 10 1974 , Christchurch, Canterbury
Other teams: New Zealand, Canterbury, Warwickshire
Test debut: South Africa v New Zealand, Bloemfontein, November 17-21, 2000
ODI debut: New Zealand v Zimbabwe, Taupo, January 2, 2001
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


Martin made his international debut in 2000-01 and is as known on the international stage for his inability to bat as he is for his accurate bowling. Having originally taken 34 wickets at an average of 34 in his first 11 Tests he then spent two years out of the international reckoning. However he emerged a much improved proposition and marked his return to the New Zealand side with 11 wickets and a man of the match award against South Africa at Auckland in March 2004, which he then followed up with seven scalps in the next Test. Martin has been a fixture in the Black Caps’ Test side ev...

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