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Blackcaps paceman raring to go


New Zealand Test bowler Chris Martin is determined to forward his ambitions as a limited over bowler at the World Twenty20 - and avoid any unnecessary complications at the crease.

The veteran right-arm pace man recent claimed his 100th Test wicket of an international career played out almost exclusively in the five-day arena.

He was a late call-up to the World Cup squad, and went almost five years without any 50-over cricket for the Black Caps, largely due to his lack of batting ability.

However, the 32-year-old sees Twenty20 as conducive for those specialists found at either end of the order.

"If I can go at under 10 an over then I'll be happy, so it's not usual for any type of cricket I've played in the past," he told The Christchurch Press.

"Especially in a 20-over game, as they say the likelihood of me having to bat is quite minimal and you need to have specialists at either end, I think.

"People are still learning how to play it and there's some countries around the world that have played it a lot more than New Zealand.

"So for us to arrive with the right game plan and the right philosophy will be quite important to us doing well."

The Kiwis take on Australia and West Indies in practice matches before next week's opening game against Kenya in Durban.

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