Martin James Guptill (born 30 September 1986), is a New Zealand international cricketer who plays as an opening batsman in limited overs formats of the game. Guptill is the first cricketer from New Zealand and the fifth overall to have scored a double century in a One Day International match and holds the current record for the highest individual score in Cricket World Cup matches and the second highest score in One Day Internationals of 237 not out.
Guptill in 2011
|Full name||Martin James Guptill|
|Born||30 September 1986|
Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Relations||Michael Guptill-Bunce (cousin)|
|Test debut (cap 243)||18 March 2009 v India|
|Last Test||8 October 2016 v India|
|ODI debut (cap 153)||10 January 2009 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||20 February 2019 v Bangladesh|
|ODI shirt no.||31|
|T20I debut (cap 37)||15 February 2009 v Australia|
|Last T20I||11 January 2019 v Sri Lanka|
|T20I shirt no.||31|
|Domestic team information|
|2013–2017||Guyana Amazon Warriors|
|2017||Kings XI Punjab|
Source: CricInfo, 20 February 2019
Guptill was born in Auckland in 1986. He attended Kelston Primary and Kelston Boys' High School before transferring to Avondale College where he played cricket and was prefect. His wife is journalist and reporter Laura McGoldrick whilst his cousin, Michael Guptill-Bunce, has also played cricket for Auckland.
Guptill has only two toes in his left foot. At the age of 13 he was involved in a forklift accident and lost three toes. He is nicknamed "Two Toes" within the New Zealand cricket squad.
Domestic and T20 cricketEdit
In domestic cricket, Guptill plays for Auckland, and for Suburbs New Lynn in club cricket. He made his first-class cricket debut in March 2006, scoring a four-ball duck in his first innings, and 99 in his second. In 2011 Guptill played in English county cricket during the second half of the season for Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
Guptill played for Mumbai Indians in the 2016 Indian Premier League as a replacement for the injured Lendl Simmons. and for Kings XI Punjab in the 2017 Indian Premier League. In December 2018, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.
Guptill first represented New Zealand in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Sri Lanka in 2006. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for New Zealand on 10 January 2009 against the West Indies in Auckland, becoming the first New Zealander to score a century on his one-day debut – his score of 122 not out is the highest score on debut for New Zealand in an ODI, and second highest debut score ever in ODIs and he was the first New Zealander to carry the bat through a completed ODI innings. He made his Test cricket debut against India in the first Test at Hamilton in March 2009, scoring 14 and 48.
In the New Zealand 2013 tour of England, Guptill scored back-to-back undefeated hundreds at Lord's and Southampton, scoring 189 not out, at the time the highest score by a New Zealander in an ODI, and contributed to the then fifth-highest team total in ODI history (359).
Guptill surpassed his best score in the 2015 World Cup, scoring an unbeaten 237 from 163 balls against West Indies in the quarter-finals at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. He was the first player to score a double century in a knockout stage match as New Zealand scored 393, the best total in a World Cup knockout match. After scoring three ducks in group matches he ended the tournament with 547 runs, emerging as the highest scorer.
In May 2018, he was one of twenty players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket. In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
- Guptill scored back to back unbeaten ODI centuries against England in 2013. He scored 330 runs in the three-match ODI series, a world record for most runs in a three-match bilateral ODI series at the time.
- He was the first New Zealander and the fifth player overall to score a double century in an ODI. His 237 not out remains the highest individual score in World Cup cricket and the second highest score in ODIs.
- Guptill has the record for the highest individual score as an opener who remained unbeaten throughout the innings of an ODI (237*)
- He was the first man to face a pink ball in a day-night Test match at Adelaide in November 2015. He was the first man to be dismissed in a day-night Test.
- Guptill scored the fastest ODI fifty by a New Zealander – his 17-ball fifty is the joint second fastest fifty of all time.
- Guptill has three ODI scores over 180, the most by any New Zealand cricketer
- In January 2018, Guptill became the second New Zealand player and ninth overall to score a century against each of the other nine full member Test-playing nations.
- As of February 2019, Guptill has scored the second most runs in T20I cricket. He was the highest scorer until his record was broken by Rohit Sharma.
Career best performancesEdit
As of February 2019, Guptill has scored three Test, 16 ODI and two Twenty20 International centuries. In total he has made 14 first-class, 24 List A and four Twenty20 centuries as of January 2019. Two of his centuries have been double-centuries.
Guptill's first international century was made in his New Zealand debut in an ODI against the West Indies at Auckland in 2009. Guptil's innings of 122 not out was described as "one of the best I've seen in a long time" by the New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori. His century was the first by a New Zealander on their ODI debut. He went on to make the highest ODI score by a New Zealander at Southampton in June 2013, scoring 189 not out against England. At the time the score was the fifth highest in any ODI and equalled the highest individual score made against England.
Guptil went on to set a new ODI record for New Zealand when he made the highest score of Guptill's career, the 237 not out he scored in the 2015 World Cup against West Indies at Wellington. The innings was the second highest scoring individual innings in ODI history and remains Guptill's highest score in any form of cricket. His other double-century was made playing for Derbyshire in a 2015 County Championship match at Bristol. This is his only first-class double century as of January 2019.
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