Chris Martin (cricketer)

Chris Martin (Cricketer)

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Christopher Stewart "Chris" Martin (born 10 December 1974) is a New Zealand cricketer. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, Martin now plays provincial cricket for Auckland, having formerly played for the Canterbury Wizards. He also signed for the English county cricket side, Warwickshire, for their 2008 domestic campaign and played one first-class match for Essex in 2010.

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Martin is one of eleven New Zealand Test cricketers to have taken 100 wickets. Although predominantly a Test bowler, Martin moved back into contention for One Day Internationals after International Cricket Council rule changes permitted substitutions during games. Although the rule has since been revoked, Martin has remained on the fringes of the ODI squad and was called up to the New Zealand World Cup 2007 squad, as a replacement for the injured Daryl Tuffey.

Martin is an archetypal tail-end batsman. His batting gets more publicity than his bowling. Martin has the rather dubious honour of belonging to a select group of cricketers whose number of wickets taken exceeds runs scored; Bhagwat Chandrasekhar is the only other cricketer to have achieved this 'honour' (assuming a qualification of 30 Tests played). Martin also holds the record for the most pair recorded in Test match history. On 9 January 2011, Martin notched up the milestone of 100 career test match runs in the 1st Test against Pakistan at Seddon...
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