Martin Guptill

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Martin Guptill
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Personal information
Full name Martin James Guptill
Born (1986-09-30) 30 September 1986 (age 32)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Opening Batsman
Relations Michael Guptill-Bunce (cousin)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 243) 18 March 2009 v India
Last Test 8 October 2016 v India
ODI debut (cap 153) 10 January 2009 v West Indies
Last ODI 10 March 2018 v England
ODI shirt no. 31
T20I debut (cap 37) 15 February 2009 v Australia
Last T20I 21 February 2018 v Australia
T20I shirt no. 31
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Auckland (squad no. 31)
2011–2012 Derbyshire
2012 Sydney Thunder
2013–2017 Guyana Amazon Warriors (squad no. 31)
2015 Derbyshire
2016 Mumbai Indians
2016 Lancashire
2017 Kings XI Punjab (squad no. 31)
2018–present Barbados Tridents (squad no. 31)
2018 Worcestershire (squad no. 32)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 47 159 75 214
Runs scored 2,586 5,976 2,271 8,269
Batting average 29.38 42.99 34.41 43.75
100s/50s 3/17 13/34 2/14 23/43
Top score 189 237* 105 237*
Balls bowled 428 109 6 115
Wickets 8 4 0 5
Bowling average 37.25 24.50 21.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/11 2/6 2/6
Catches/stumpings 50/– 76/– 35/– 103/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 September 2018

Martin James Guptill (born 30 September 1986), is a New Zealand international cricketer who plays as the opening batsman in all formats of the game. Guptill is the first cricketer from New Zealand and the fifth overall 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.[1]

Personal life

His wife is radio host, New Zealand Herald Focus co-host[2] and Sky Sport sidelines reporter Laura McGoldrick, while his mother-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.[3][4] His cousin is his Auckland Aces teammate, Michael Guptill-Bunce.

Early career

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 forklift 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).[5]

Domestic and youth cricket

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

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. [6] 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. [1] He has been part of Kings XI Punjab from 2017.

International cricket

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.[7] 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.[citation needed]

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.[8]

Through world ranks

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. He was the first player to score a double century in a knockout stage. His innings included 11 sixes and 24 fours and the team finished at 6/393, the best total in a World Cup knockout match.[9] 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, as well as scoring 87 in the first innings.[10]

In May 2018, he was one of twenty players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket.[11]


  • 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[12]
  • 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.In fact,he's the only batsman to score a double century in ODI history in a World Cup match when playing in home soil(home country).Guptill is also the only player to score unbeaten double century in World Cup history.
  • Guptill has the record for the highest individual score in ODIs(237*) when getting the strike first when batting(when batting as an opener)[13]
  • Guptill has the record for the highest individual score as an opener who remained unbeaten throughout the innings of an ODI(237*)
  • 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 is just one of 4 players in history to have scored their maiden international double century in ODIs; the other players are Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma. Guptill and Rohit Sharma are the only players to have scored double centuries in One Day International but not in Test Match cricket.
  • Guptill was the highest run scorer in ODIs in year 2015, amassed 1,489 runs in 32 matches with 4 hundreds and 8 fifties. This is the 10th most ODI runs in a calendar year as of 2017.[14]
  • On 1 March 2017, with his 12th ODI century, Guptill recorded the highest second-innings score by a New Zealand batsman in ODIs (unbeaten 180).[15]
  • Guptill has 3 ODI scores over 180, which is most by any player.He's also the only batsman to register 180+ scores thrice in his ODI career.[15]
  • On 19 January 2018, Guptill became the second New Zealand player and ninth overall to score a century against each of the other nine full member Test-playing nations.[16]

International centuries

Guptill has scored 3 Test, 13 ODI and 2 T20I centuries. He is the 2nd New Zealander and 9th overall to score centuries in all formats.

See also


  1. ^ Shemilt, Stephan (21 March 2015). "Martin Guptill hits highest World Cup score in New Zealand victory". BBC. Archived from the original on 14 March 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
  2. ^ "Sonny Bill Williams signs with the Blues for three years". New Zealand Herald. 2016-06-01. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  3. ^ "He could've asked her out but didn't". Stuff. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  4. ^ "Guptill and McGoldrick tie the knot". New Zealand Herald. 2014-09-14. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  5. ^ "Cricket World Cup: New Zealand ready to dream after Guptill knock". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 22 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  6. ^ "Derbyshire sign batsman Guptill". 12 May 2018. Archived from the original on 12 May 2018 – via
  7. ^ "Yousuf and Faisal erase lead". Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 19 August 2017.
  8. ^ "New Zealand / Players / Martin Guptill". ESPNcricinfo. Archived from the original on 8 February 2012. Retrieved 28 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Martin Guptill hits highest World Cup score with stunning 237". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
  10. ^ "Zim 132/8 (68.1 ov, PS Masvaure 11*, J Nyumbu 0*, IS Sodhi 1/19) | Live Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Archived from the original on 8 February 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Todd Astle bags his first New Zealand contract". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Guptill's record, and Tendulkar's ton at Lord's". Archived from the original on 11 October 2017.
  13. ^ "Highest scores when batting at each position in ODIs". 8 March 2017. Archived from the original on 2 March 2017. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Records: One-Day Internationals / Batting records / Most runs in a calendar year". ESPN Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 18 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  15. ^ a b "The first time spinners open in ODIs, and Guptill goes 1, 2, 3 for New Zealand". ESPN Cricinfo. Archived from the original on 1 March 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017.
  16. ^ "Martin Guptill scores Black Caps century number 13 to join Ross Taylor in elite company". Stuff. Retrieved 19 January 2018.

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