Martin Guptill

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill 2 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Martin James Guptill
Born (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 28)
Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand
Nickname Guppy, Marty Two-Toes, The Fish
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 243) 18 March 2009 v India
Last Test 24 May 2013 v England
ODI debut (cap 152) 10 January 2009 v West Indies
Last ODI 21 October 2014 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005–present Auckland (squad no. 31)
2011–2012 Derbyshire
2012 Sydney Thunder
2013–present Guyana Amazon Warriors
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 31 85 81 126
Runs scored 1,718 2,864 4,972 4,510
Batting average 29.62 38.70 36.02 41.00
100s/50s 2/12 5/18 9/28 12/24
Top score 189 189* 195* 189*
Balls bowled 332 79 650 79
Wickets 5 2 7 2
Bowling average 51.60 34.00 77.42 34.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/37 2/7 3/37 2/7
Catches/stumpings 33/– 36/– 78/– 58/–
Source: CricketArchive; http://www.espncricinfo.com/newzealand/content/player/226492.html, 22 October 2014

Martin James Guptill (born 30 September 1986) is a New Zealand cricketer. He is a top-order batsman and has represented New Zealand in different age groups.

Early life[edit]

Guptill attended Avondale College and played in the school's 1st XI cricket team. He was also a prefect in his final year.

At the age 14, Guptill was involved in a crown forklift truck accident and lost three toes.[1] (This fact was revealed to the world by provincial teammate Scott Styris whilst Styris was commentating on Guptill's ODI debut. This has since earned Guptill the nickname "Two Toes" within the Black Caps team.) When Guptill was in the hospital, his father asked Jeff Crowe if a New Zealand player could visit him. Stephen Fleming, the then New Zealand captain, visited him at the hospital the next day.

International youth cricket[edit]

Guptill first represented New Zealand in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Sri Lanka in 2006.

First class debut[edit]

In domestic cricket, he plays for Auckland Aces (he plays in Auckland's club cricket competition for Suburbs New Lynn). He made his first-class debut in March 2006, scoring a 4-ball duck in the first innings, and 99 in the second. In January 2011 it was announced that Guptill had signed for Derbyshire in England. He was to take over from Australian player Usman Khawaja for the second half of the County Championship & CB40 season and the whole of the T20.[2]

International debuts[edit]

He made his One Day International debut for New Zealand on 10 January 2009 against the West Indies in Auckland, becoming the first New Zealander to score a century on his one-day debut. He reached the landmark with a huge six off the bowling of Chris Gayle. His score of 122 not out is the highest debut score in New Zealand ODI history, and second highest debut score ever in ODIs. He also gained the highest ODI score for a New Zealander against the West Indies and became the first cricketer from his country to carry his bat through a completed innings. He made his Test debut against India in the first Test in Hamilton in March 2009, scoring 14 and 48.

On 14 December 2009, Guptill made his test bowling debut in the second innings of the match against Pakistan in Napier. In his innings, he made two 'caught and bowled' deliveries to Salman Butt & Imran Farhat. At that point, he had 2 wickets for 16 runs.[3] The test ended in a dour draw due to rain, but he ended with 3 for 37 in 13.2 overs, when he trapped Mohammad Asif for lbw after referral for the final wicket of the Pakistani innings.He is one of three players to score 30 runs or more in 5 consecutive t20 innings.

International career[edit]

New Zealand cricket team in England in 2013[edit]

In the 2013 tour of England Martin Guptill led from his opening position scoring back-to-back undefeated hundreds. At the first One Day International at Lord's Cricket Ground he guided a successful chase scoring 103* with a strike-rate of 83.73, following up with a 189* (strike-rate of 121.93) at the Rosebowl, Southampton in the second One Day International. His 189* is the highest score by a New Zealander in a One Day International and contributed to the fifth-highest team total in One Day International history (359). With this innings, he also equalled the record set by Viv Richards for most runs scored in a One Day International on English soil by one batsman.[4]

Test Centuries[edit]

Martin Guptill's Test Centuries
# Runs Balls Against Str. Rate Venue H/A/N Date Result
1 189 310  Bangladesh 60.97 Seddon Park, Hamilton Home 15 February 2010 Won
2 109 236  Zimbabwe 46.19 Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo Away 1 November 2011 Won

One Day International Centuries[edit]

Martin Guptill's ODI Centuries
# Runs Balls Against Str. Rate Venue H/A/N Date Result
1 122* 135  West Indies 90.37 Eden Park, Auckland Home 10 January 2009 No Result
2 105 121  Zimbabwe 86.77 Harare Sports Club, Harare Away 22 October 2011 Won
3 103* 123  England 83.73 Lords, London Away 31 May 2013 Won
4 189* 155  England 121.93 The Rose Bowl, Southampton Away 2 June 2013 Won
5 111 129  India 86.04 Eden Park, Auckland Home 25 Jan 2014 Tied

Twenty20 Centuries[edit]

Martin Guptill's Twenty20 Centuries
# Runs Balls Fours Sixes For Against S/R Venue Date
1 120* 60 6 8 Auckland Aces Canterbury Wizards 200.00 Rangiora 3 January 2012
2 101* 69 9 6  New Zealand  South Africa 146.38 East London 23 December 2012

Records/Trivia[edit]

  • Guptill scored back to back unbeaten ODI centuries against England during Tour of England in 2013. He scored 330 runs in the 3 match ODI series which eventually was a world record for scoring most runs in a particular 3-match bilateral ODI series. He was also named the man of series[5]

In 2012, after poor form in Big Bash League and Tour of Sri Lanka, Guptill smashed a last-ball boundary for 101 runs to win the second Twenty20 match against South Africa after overcoming illness.

References[edit]

External links[edit]