|Full name||Martin James Guptill|
30 September 1986 |
Auckland, New Zealand
|Nickname||Guppy, Marty Two-Toes, The Fish, Ginger Ninja|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off break|
|Relations||Michael Guptill-Bunce (cousin)|
|Test debut (cap 243)||18 March 2009 v India|
|Last Test||6 August 2016 v Zimbabwe|
|ODI debut (cap 153)||10 January 2009 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||31 December 2016 v Bangladesh|
|ODI shirt no.||31|
|Domestic team information|
|2006–present||Auckland (squad no. 31)|
|2013–present||Guyana Amazon Warriors|
|Source: CricketArchive, 10 August 2016|
Martin James Guptill (born 30 September 1986) is a New Zealand cricketer and plays for the New Zealand national cricket team as an opening batsman. He is the first cricketer from New Zealand and the fifth in the world to score a double century in a One Day International match. He currently holds the record of highest individual score in World Cup and the second highest score in One Day Internationals of 237* runs. His wife is radio host, New Zealand Herald Focus co-host and Sky Sport sidelines reporter Laura McGoldrick, while his sister-in-law, Leanne McGoldrick is Martin's agent, and a family friend of Martin Crowe, as Crowe became a mentor to Guptill and Ross Taylor. He attended Kelston Primary and Kelston Boys before transferring to Avondale College. His cousin is his Auckland Aces teammate, Michael Guptill-Bunce.
- 1 Early life
- 2 International youth cricket
- 3 Domestic cricket
- 4 International cricket
- 5 International centuries
- 6 Records
- 7 International Awards
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Guptill attended Avondale College and played in the school's 1st XI cricket team. He was also a prefect in his final year.
Martin Guptill has only two toes in his left foot. At the age of 13, Guptill was involved in a lawnmower accident and unfortunately lost three toes. (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).
International youth cricket
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.  In 2016, he was selected to represent Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League following the early departure of Lendl Simmons due to an injury.  Currently part of Mumbai Indians.
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 and Imran Farhat. At that point, he had 2 wickets for 16 runs. 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.
In the 2013 tour of England, Guptill led from his opening position scoring back-to-back undefeated hundreds. At the first ODI 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 game. His 189* was, at the time, was the highest score by a New Zealander in an ODI, and contributed to the fifth-highest team total in ODI history (359). With the innings, he also equalled the record set by Viv Richards for most runs scored in an ODI on English soil.
Guptill surpassed his best of 189, in the 2015 World Cup, scoring an unbeaten 237 off 163 balls, against West Indies, in the quarter-finals on 21 March, at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. His innings included 11 sixes and 24 fours and the team finished at 6/393, the best total in a World Cup knockout match. It was a remarkable turnaround in form for him, given he went from three ducks in the lead-up matches, to scoring two fifties, a century and the 237 in the quarter finals. Ending the tournament with 547 runs, he emerged as its highest scorer, with his team finishing second to Australia.
On 10 December 2015, Guptill scored his first test century in 4 years against Sri Lanka in Dunedin, in which he scored 7 ODI centuries in that span, and he took 70 innings (32 matches) to score 2000 Test runs, which is the fifth slowest New Zealand batsman to reach that mark (Vettori, Hadlee, Parore, Rutherford and Cairns).
On 28 December 2015, Guptill scored the fastest half century by a New Zealander (17 balls), which is joint second all time, one ball behind AB de Villiers and jointe/11, as well as scoring 87 in the first innings.
|Martin Guptill's Test centuries|
|1||189||9||Bangladesh||Hamilton, New Zealand||Seddon Park||2010||Won|
|2||109||16||Zimbabwe||Bulawayo, Zimbabwe||Queens Sports Club||2011||Won|
|3||156||37||Sri Lanka||Dunedin, New Zealand||University Oval||2015||Won|
One Day International centuries
|Martin Guptill's One Day International centuries|
|1||122*||1||West Indies||Auckland, New Zealand||Eden Park||2009||N/R|
|2||105||54||Zimbabwe||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||2011||Won|
|3||103*||70||England||London, England, United Kingdom||Lord's Cricket Ground||2013||Won|
|4||189*||71||England||Southampton, England, United Kingdom||Rose Bowl||2013||Won|
|5||111||82||India||Auckland, New Zealand||Eden Park||2014||Tied|
|6||105||105||Bangladesh||Hamilton, New Zealand||Seddon Park||2015||Won|
|7||237*||106||West Indies||Wellington, New Zealand||Westpac Stadium||2015||Won|
|8||116*||115||Zimbabwe||Harare, Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club||2015||Won|
|9||103*||118||South Africa||Potchefstroom, South Africa||Senwes Park||2015||Won|
|10||102||124||Sri Lanka||Mount Maunganui, New Zealand||Bay Oval||2016||Won|
|11||114||135||Australia||Sydney, Australia||Sydney Cricket Ground||2016||Lost|
Twenty20 International centuries
|Martin Guptill's Twenty20 International centuries|
|1||101*||37||South Africa||East London, South Africa||Buffalo Park||2012||Won|
- 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, which was later surpassed by Tillakaratne Dilshan. He was also named the man of series
- He is the first New Zealander and the 5th overall in the world to score a double century in an ODI. His 237* score currently holds the record of highest individual score in World Cup cricket and the second highest score in One Day Internationals.
- He is the first man to face the pink ball in a day-night Test match. He faced the first ball of the first ever day-night match against Australia in Adelaide for Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc. In the match, Guptill also became the first man to be dismissed in a day-night match, when he got lbw for Josh Hazlewood.
- Fastest ODI fifty by a New Zealander. His 17-ball fifty is the joint second fastest fifty of all time.
- Guptill was the highest run scorer in ODIs in year 2015, amassed 1,489 runs in 32 matches with 4 hundreds and 8 fifties.
Man of the match awards
|S No||Series||Season||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Only Test - Bangladesh in New Zealand||2009/10||1st Innings: 189 (310 balls: 18×4, 1x6); 1 ct.
2nd Innings: 56* (85 balls, 3x4)
|New Zealand won by 121 runs.|
|2||1st Test - Sri Lanka in New Zealand||2015/16||1st Innings: 156 (234 balls: 21×4); 1 ct.
2nd Innings: 46 (82 balls, 5x4, 1x6); 1 ct.
|New Zealand won by 122 runs.|
One-Day International Cricket
Man of the series awards
|S No||Series||Season||Series Performance||Result|
|1||New Zealand in England||2013||Runs: 330 (318 balls: 33×4, 7x6), Ave – 330.00, SR – 103.77
Field: 2 catches.
|New Zealand Won the series 2-1.|
Man of the Match awards
|S No||Opponent||Venue||Date||Match Performance||Result|
|1||Bangladesh||AMI Stadium, Christchurch||11 February 2010||91 (91 balls: 9x4, 3x6)||New Zealand won by 3 wickets.|
|2||Zimbabwe||Sardar Patel, Ahmedabad||4 March 2011||86* (108 balls: 7x4, 2x6)||New Zealand won by 10 wickets.|
|3||Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club, Harare||22 October 2011||105 (121 balls: 9x4)||New Zealand won by 4 wickets.|
|4||Zimbabwe||University Oval, Dunedin||3 February 2012||70 (66 balls: 9x4)||New Zealand won by 90 runs.|
|5||England||Lord's, London||31 May 2013||1 ct. 103* (123 balls: 8x4, 4x6)||New Zealand won by 5 wickets.|
|6||England||The Rose Bowl, Southampton||2 June 2013||189* (159 balls: 19x4, 2x6)||New Zealand won by 86 runs.|
|7||West Indies||Saxton Oval, Nelson||4 January 2014||81 (119 balls: 4x4, 2x6); 1 ct.||New Zealand won by 58 runs (D/L).|
|8||Bangladesh||Seddon Park, Hamilton||13 March 2015||105 (100 balls: 11x4, 2x6);||New Zealand won by 3 wickets.|
|9||West Indies||Westpac Stadium, Wellington||21 March 2015||237* (163 balls: 24x4, 11x6); 2 catches||New Zealand won by 143 runs.|
|10||Zimbabwe||Harare Sports Club, Harare||4 August 2015||116* (138 balls: 11x4, 1x6)||New Zealand won by 10 wickets.|
|11||South Africa||Senwes Park, Potchefstroom||23 August 2015||1 ct. ; 103* (134 balls: 9x4, 3x6)||New Zealand won by 8 wickets.|
|12||Sri Lanka||Hagley Oval, Christchurch||28 December 2015||93* (30 balls: 9x4, 8x6)||New Zealand won by 10 wickets.|
|13||Pakistan||Eden Park, Auckland||31 January 2016||4 ct. ; 82 (81 balls: 8x4, 3x6)||New Zealand won by 3 wickets(D/L).|
|14||Australia||Eden Park, Auckland||3 February 2016||90 (76 balls: 8x4, 5x6); 2 ct.||New Zealand won by 159 runs.|
|15||India||JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi||26 October 2016||72 (84 balls: 12x4)||New Zealand won by 19 runs.|
Twenty20 International Cricket
Player of the Series Awards
|1||New Zealand vs South Africa in South Africa||2015||Runs: 102 (72 balls, 11×4, 3x6), Ave – 51.00, SR – 141.66
Field: 1 ct.
Man of the Match Awards
|1||New Zealand in Zimbabwe||17 October 2011||Zimbabwe||67 (46 balls: 7x4, 2x6)||New Zealand won by 34 runs (D/L).|
|2||New Zealand in Zimbabwe||11 February 2012||Zimbabwe||3 ct; 91* (54 balls: 5x4, 6x6)||New Zealand won by 7 wickets.|
|3||South Africa in New Zealand||17 February 2012||South Africa||1 ct. ; 78* (55 balls: 5x4, 4x6)||New Zealand won by 6 wickets.|
|4||New Zealand in South Africa||23 December 2012||South Africa||101* (69 balls: 9x4, 6x6)||New Zealand won by 8 wickets (D/L).|
|5||New Zealand in South Africa||16 August 2015||South Africa||60 (35 balls: 6x4, 3x6); 1 ct.||New Zealand won by 32 runs.|
|6||Pakistan in New Zealand||17 January 2016||Pakistan||87* (58 balls: 9x4, 4x6)||New Zealand won by 10 wickets.|
|7||2016 ICC World Twenty20||22 March 2016||Pakistan||80 (48 balls: 10x4, 3x6); 3 ct.||New Zealand won by 22 runs.|
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