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Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill

New Zealand

BATSMAN
  • 34 yrs.
  • Right Handed

‘’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 o

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Personal Information
Born September 30, 1986
Birth Place Auckland, New Zealand
Current age 34
Role Batsman
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Off break
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
Batting 14 14
Bowling
All Rounder
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.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6800 272
3 India 10186 268
4 Pakistan 7516 259
5 South Africa 5047 252
FULL Ranking