New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has admitted that the team will miss Martin Guptill. He has opted out of a central contract and has subsequently been released by NZC. The 36-year-old opening batsman has joined a growing group of New Zealand players to explore career opportunities outside the country. Such is the proliferation of franchise cricket that there is now a T20 league for almost every month of the year, which many cricketers enjoy. Offering an attractive package for Trent Boult, James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme have all opted to pursue that line of work, leaving New Zealand with little to do.

Williamson said –

“Obviously, he has decided to explore some other options, but as a player and an experienced member of the group. He has added so much value over the years. He has been one of our best white ball players. player ever.”

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With over 10,000 white-ball runs, Guptill has been a vital part of New Zealand’s success, but he seems to have outgrown them. He did not play any of his matches in the T20 World Cup. He was completely dropped from the squad for the ongoing series in India.

Williamson was appreciative of Guptill taking those calls in stride

“Without getting the opportunity to play, he was outstanding and had something to offer to all the players in the group. So, he’s been brilliant in so many areas of the environment. Sure, he’ll be missed, but as I said He hasn’t retired. So there’s a lot of work to be done over the next period to get a real feel for how the picture looks.”

It is learned that Guptill could be in line for a BBL deal with the new season starting in December. Boult already has one with the Melbourne Stars, after which he will play for MI Emirates in the UAE. De Grandhomme has retired. The announcement being made soon after his name unexpectedly popped up in the BBL draft earlier this year. Neesham is the only one of the four in the team currently preparing to face India on Friday.