Martin Guptill: New Zealand Cricket has released veteran opener Martin Guptill from his central contract, the board announced on Wednesday. A statement from New Zealand Cricket said that “New Zealand Cricket has agreed to release Guptill from his central contract, so that he can play elsewhere.”
Martin Guptill was not selected for the T20 World Cup and the series against India :-
Coming to the 36-year-old opener, Guptill has been a fulcrum for New Zealand cricket in white-ball cricket but was not picked for the recent T20 World Cup and the ongoing T20 and ODI series against India.
Martin Guptill ‘s International Career: –
Talking about Guptill’s career, he has scored 2,586 runs in 47 Tests at an average of 29.38. In this format, he has three centuries and 17 half-centuries with his bat, in which his best score is 189 runs.
Apart from this, Martin Guptill has scored 7,346 runs in 195 innings of 198 ODIs at an average of 41.73. His highest score has been 237 not out. In this, his name includes 18 ODI centuries and 39 half-centuries.
Talking about the shorter format of cricket, he has scored 3,531 runs in 122 T20Is at an average of 31.81. It includes two centuries and 20 half-centuries. His highest score has been 105 runs.
Guptill said this after dropped from the central contract :-
After being dropped from central contracts, Martin Guptill has insisted that he is not retiring from international cricket and will still be available for selection.
NZC Chief Executive David White said :-
Speaking on the occasion, NZC chief executive David White said “He has been a fantastic batsman for us for a long time. We do not want to stand in the way of him going forward. He is leaving his contract with our best wishes.”