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Name : Martin Guptill

Birth Info : 01 Jan ,1970 , at Auckland, New Zealand

Status : Batsman Batting : Batting: Right Handed Bowling : Bowling: Off break

Player Profile

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

The 2015 ICC World Cup was a tremendous tournament for him. Starting on a low, he announced himself with a century against Bangladesh, following it up with a double ton against the Windies. He also ended up as the leading run-getter in the tournament and the man with the most fours in the event.


Fast Facts

  • Martin Guptill became the first Kiwi player to have hit an unbeaten century on ODI debut.
  • Also the first man from New Zealand to score an ODI double hundred.
  • Finished the 2015 ICC World Cup as the leading run-getter.

Player Batting Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

47

-

10

64

Innings

89

146

10

62

NotOuts

1

16

1

7

Runs

2586

5553

189

1856

Highest

189

237

50

101

Avarage

29.38

42.71

21.00

33.74

Strike Rate

60.96

145.39

185.18

146.37

Hundreds

3

12

0

1

Fifties

17

32

1

10

Fours

326

575

20

173

Player Bowling Detail

Field

Test

ODI

IPL

T20

Matches

47

149

-

64

Innings

-

11

-

1

Balls

428

109

-

6

Runs

298

98

-

1856

TenWickets

0

0

-

0

FiveWickets

37.25

24.50

-

-

FourWickets

0

0

-

0

Average

37.25

24.50

-

-

EconomyRate

4.17

5.39

-

11.00

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