Chris Martin bowls right arm fast medium and bats right handedly in the New Zealand cricket team. The other teams he has played for are Warwickshire and Canterbury.
Martin played his first Test match from 17th to 21st November 2000 at Bloemfontein against South Africa. In the 1st innings, he bowled 22.1 overs, out of which 4 were maiden, conceded 89 runs and took 3 wickets. He batted at the No. 11 spot and scored 7 runs in 23 deliveries. In the 2nd innings, he remained unbeaten on zero after facing 6 balls. He bowled 5 overs, took 1 wicket and 18 runs were scored off his bowling. South Africa won this match by 5 wickets. Martin’s debut One day International was against Zimbabwe at Taupo on 2nd January 2001. Martin bowled 7 overs in which 53 runs were hit and he failed to take a wicket. He scored 3 runs in 10 balls. Zimbabwe won this match by 70 runs according to Duckworth-Lewis method.
Martin took 146 wickets in the 45 Test matches he played in. During these, he bowled 8602 balls and conceded 4899 runs at an economy rate of 3.41, bowling average of 33.55 and bowling strike rate of 58.9. In the 20 One day Internationals in which he took part, he bowled 948 deliveries and 804 runs were scored off these. He took 18 wickets and his bowling average was 44.66, bowling strike rate was 52.6 and economy rate was 5.08.