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NZ Batter Mark Chapman Earns First NZC Central Contract

The Left-handed batter Mark Chapman has been officially handed a central contract by New Zealand cricket.

Mark Chapman Earns First NZC Central Contract

The Hong Kong-born Chapman takes the vacant spot following the departure of veteran batter Martin Guptill.

Chapman has been part of New Zealand’s squad at the two recent ICC T20 World Cup campaigns and was recently named in the Kiwis’ ODI squad for their upcoming tour of India starting on January 18.

Chapman has already played 27 white-ball matches for New Zealand and coach Gary Stead is looking forward to seeing him add to this over the coming years.

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead welcomed the move, saying: “We’re delighted to have Mark join the central contract list after being there or thereabouts for a while.

“He’s a fine player and we like the versatility and innovation he brings to his batting. He’s a guy with a lot of talent and we see him being a big part of future BLACKCAPS squads.”

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Mark Chapman made his ODI debut on November 2015 against the United Arab Emirates at ICC Academy Ground. He made his T20I debut on March 2014 against Nepal at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium.

Mark Chapman has played 7 ODIs and 41 T20Is and scored 262, and 773 runs respectively with 4 T20I wickets under his belt. Chapman also has 2 ODI centuries and 3 half centuries.

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