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Martin Guptill

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
New Zealand, Auckland, Derbyshire, New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19, Sydney Thunder, Guyana Amazon Warriors
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
68
Bowling:
0
Batting:
21
Bowling:
0
Batting:
15
Bowling:
0
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
September 30, 1986, Auckland, New Zealand

Profile

‘’Two Toes’’ as he is fondly known to team-mates as a result of losing three toes in a truck accident, showed guts and determination not only whilst overcoming the accident but also when he went on to represent his country on the international stage. Martin Guptill is one of the best fieldsmen that New Zealand have unearthed in recent times.

The Auckland-born player arrived on the domestic scene in 2006 scoring a duck in the first innings and 99 in the second in his debut game against Wellington. He went on to play in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, but came of age in the 2007-08 season when he scored heavily both in the domestic arena and in the ‘Emerging Players Tournament’ in Australia. His performances saw him elevated to New Zealand’s ‘A’ side before a century on ODI debut against the West Indies in 2009 announced his arrival at the international level. Elevated to the opening slot in Tests, the right-hander has been guilty of throwing away his wicket, an area which still needs some ironing out.

A wonderful timer of the cricket ball, his short arm pull on one leg is a stroke which he plays with ease. His talent, therefore, is unquestionable. However, a dip in form by mid-2010 pummelled his career graph, questioning his place in the side. Guptill realises as well as anyone else in the Kiwi cricket fraternity that there is yet a lot of work that needs to be done in order to dispel those doubts.


Fast Facts

  • Martin Guptill became the first Kiwi player to have hit an unbeaten century on ODI debut.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 31 59 1718 1 29.62 43.40 2 12 189
ODI 84 82 2859 9 39.16 81.26 5 18 189*
T20 47 45 1241 6 31.82 122.02 1 5 101*
CLT20 3 3 64 0 21.33 96.96 0 0 36
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 31 13 332 258 5 3/37 / 51.6 4.66 0 0 0 1
ODI 84 7 79 68 2 2/7 / 34 5.16 0 0 0 3
T20 47 1 6 11 0 0/11 / - 11 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 33 0 0
ODI 36 0 18
T20 24 0 3
CLT20 3 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2013
 
ODI:
2009-2014
 
T20:
2009-2014
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs India at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Mar 18, 2009
Last played:
New Zealand Vs England at Headingley, Leeds - May 24, 2013
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs West Indies at Eden Park, Auckland - Jan 10, 2009
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Jan 31, 2014
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - Mar 31, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Auckland Vs Kolkata at Newlands, Cape Town - Oct 15, 2012
Last played:
Auckland Vs Perth Scorchers at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
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