Today is the birthday of New Zealand opener Martin Guptill
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Thu Sep 30 2021
There are very few people in the world of cricket who stand on one leg and play short-arm pull in the best way. One of them is the birthday of New Zealand opener Martin Guptill. Guptill is counted among the great batsmen of New Zealand. The figures support this point.
He is at number four in the list of highest run-scorers for New Zealand in ODIs. At the same time, in T20, he is in the first place on this list. Today is Guptill’s birthday. This right-handed batsman was born on 30 September 1986 inAuckland.
Martin made a place in the New Zealand team with his talent and counted his name among the world’s greatest batsmen.
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In today’s time, if the list of stormy batsmen in limited-overs will be prepared, then it will be considered incomplete without the name of Martin Guptill.
Martin is known for his stormy batting. He first made headlines in 2007-08 for scoring consistently in domestic cricket. He scored the most runs in the State Shield. Due to his efforts, the team of Auckland reached the final.
This form was continued in the Emerging Players Tournament held in Australia. On the basis of this, he was first elected in the New Zealand-A team and then was selected in the senior team. He played his first Test on 18-21 March 2009 against India in Hamilton. On 10 January 2009, he played his first ODI match against West Indies.
New Zealand had made it to the final of 2015, in which Martin Guptill also played an important role. In this World Cup, the innings that Martin played in the quarter-finals had made many records. He played an unbeaten 237 against West Indies in the quarter-finals.
However, this score of Guptill is the highest score so far in the World Cup. However, New Zealand lost to Australia in the final and missed out on winning their maiden World Cup title.
He was in excellent form before the 2019 World Cup but could not deliver the results he left behind in the 2015 World Cup. New Zealand still reached the final. The match against England went into the Super Over.
New Zealand hoped on Martin, that he got the opportunity to play the last ball of the Super Over, on which two runs were needed. But he was run out and New Zealand’s chance of winning the World Cup title slipped.
WhereMartin scored more runs for his team in the limited-overs but he failed in the test. This right-handed batsman has played 47 matches for his country and scored 2586 runs. He has scored three centuries and 13 half-centuries in Tests.
In ODIs, he has played 186 matches for his team and scored 6927 runs at an average of 42.23. He has scored 16 centuries and 37 half-centuries in ODIs.
He has played 102 matches for New Zealand. Where he scored 2939 runs at an average of 32.29 with his bat. In this shortest document of the game, he has scored two centuries and 17 half-centuries.