Martin Guptill planning to make his return on Australia tour

Martin Guptill, who injured his calf during the Ford Trophy one-day competition, may not be fit enough for New Zealand's tour of Australia later this month. He was injured during the tournament's eighth match on January 3, forcing him to withdraw after scoring 32 runs off 35 balls. Guptill is expected to recover in time for the Auckland Aces in the Super Smash game on January 22.

New Zealand will face Australia in three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty-20 International (T20I) starting on January 30. Due to border limitations in Western Australia, the itinerary may alter. Because of quarantine laws, while returning home, New Zealand will play this series without its Test players, and the Test series against South Africa will begin on February 17.

Guptill will be an important player for New Zealand on their next visit to Australia, which will feature several inexperienced players. He has made 825 runs at an average of 34.37 in 25 ODIs against Australia. Guptill has 463 runs at an average of 35.61 and a strike rate of 144.23 in 13 T20Is.

Ross Taylor is in the second Test match against Bangladesh and will retire from Test cricket after this match. His final few games will include the ODI series and the sole T20I against Australia. Taylor's international career will close with a home series against the Netherlands in March and April.

On March 25, the Netherlands will play a T20I in Mount Maunganui, followed by three ODIs. The series' last one-day international will be held in Hamilton, also Taylor's hometown. Taylor is the only Blackcaps player to appear in over 100 games in all three formats. In 233 One-Day Internationals, he has scored 8581 runs, the most by a New Zealand player. His 21 ODI centuries are also a New Zealand record.