Martin Guptill

Country: New Zealand
Born: September 30, 1986, Auckland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Martin Guptill Bio

Martin James Guptill, fondly known as Martin Guptill, is a prominent cricketer hailing from New Zealand. With sheer elegance, Guptill has managed to carve a niche for himself in the world of cricket. Operating as a right-handed opening batsman, Guptill has showcased remarkable consistency in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), while struggling to leave a mark in Test matches.

One of the primary reasons behind Guptill’s struggle in the longest format of the game is his penchant for playing with hard hands and driving on the up. As the red ball tends to move more than its white counterpart, and multi-day pitches often show signs of swing and seam, Guptill’s approach hasn’t proven as successful in Test cricket. Consequently, he hasn’t featured in a Test match since 2016, a somewhat surprising fact considering his ability to execute exquisite straight-bat shots.

Guptill’s prowess in dominating all formats of the game became evident when he was awarded the prestigious Richard Hadlee Medal in 2011-12, in addition to being named ODI and T20 player of the year at the New Zealand Cricket awards. His exceptional performance included a staggering 237 not out against West Indies in Wellington during the 2015 World Cup, which stands as the second-highest ODI score of all time. With a total of 547 runs in the tournament, Guptill emerged as the leading scorer, surpassing cricket legends Kumar Sangakkara and AB de Villiers.

Guptill continued to excel in ODIs and reached the milestone of 6000 runs in 2018, becoming the fourth New Zealand player to achieve this feat. However, he entered the 2019 World Cup in red-hot form but failed to replicate his previous success. Despite his struggles, New Zealand exhibited faith in his abilities and entrusted him with batting in the Super Over during the thrilling final against England. Unfortunately, in a heart-wrenching turn of events, Guptill was run out agonizingly close to securing the winning second run, which would have handed New Zealand the World Cup.

Guptill’s journey to international recognition began in the 2007-08 season when he topped the State Shield run-charts, thus propelling Auckland to the finals. His exceptional performance continued in the Emerging Players tournament in Australia, where he emerged as the highest scorer for New Zealand. Subsequently, Guptill earned his call-up to the A side, as well as the ODI and Test squads, marking a significant milestone in his career.

Proving his mettle on the international stage, Guptill earned contracts with renowned teams worldwide. English counties Derbyshire and Lancashire, Australian Big Bash League team Sydney Thunder, Indian Premier League teams Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, and Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Caribbean Premier League teams St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors all recognized his potential. His exceptional abilities even led to his appointment as captain of the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the 2016 edition of the Caribbean Premier League.

Martin James Guptill has shown unwavering dedication and immense skill throughout his career, etching his name into the annals of cricket history. Despite facing setbacks, he continues to inspire countless fans with his elegant batting technique and unwavering determination to succeed. As he embarks on further endeavors, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await the next chapter of Guptill’s extraordinary journey.

Martin Guptill Career Stats

Martin Guptill Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 47 89 1 2586 189 29.38 5548 46.61 3 17 326 23 50 0
T20Is 122 118 7 3531 105 31.81 2602 135.7 2 20 309 173 68 0
ODIs 198 195 19 7346 237* 41.73 8415 87.29 18 39 750 187 104 0
FC 119 216 13 7802 227 38.43 14335 54.42 17 40 1032 103 138 0
List A 271 266 23 10335 237* 42.53 11777 87.75 30 51 1064 264 144 0
T20s 342 331 28 9543 120* 31.49 7306 130.61 6 55 827 434 192 0

Martin Guptill Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 47 18 428 298 8 3/11 3/11 37.25 4.17 53.5 0 0 0
T20Is 122 1 6 11 0 - - - 11 - 0 0 0
ODIs 198 11 109 98 4 2/6 2/6 24.5 5.39 27.2 0 0 0
FC 119 35 854 674 11 3/11 3/11 61.27 4.73 77.6 0 0 0
List A 271 12 115 105 5 2/6 2/6 21 5.47 23 0 0 0
T20s 342 4 24 35 0 - - - 8.75 - 0 0 0

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