|Martin Guptill Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||September 30, 1986|
Martin Guptill is a New Zealand international cricketer who has served his country in all 3 formats of the game and has made a mark as an explosive opening batsman, especially in the limited-overs formats. During New Zealand’s World Cup 2015 quarter-final match against West Indies, he scored 237 not out which was the first ODI double century by a New Zealand batsman and the highest score ever made in a World Cup game. Martin was part of New Zealand’s World Cup squads that finished as runners-up in both 2015 and 2019.
Martin James Guptill
Guppy, Marty, Two-Toes, The Fish
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Auckland, North Island, New Zealand
Martin first attended Kelston Primary and then studied at Kelston Boys’ High School in Auckland for 4 years. He got a transfer to Avondale College, where he played cricket and was the prefect for his final year of secondary school.
- Father – Peter Guptill (d. 2017)
- Mother – Jan Henderson
- Siblings – Ben Guptill (Brother)
- Others – Michael Guptill-Bunce (Cousin) (Cricketer), Bryn McGoldrick (Father-in-Law), Leanne McGoldrick (Mother-in-Law), Tim McGoldrick (Brother-in-Law), Chris McGoldrick (Brother-in-Law)
Right-Arm Off break
31 – ODI, T20I, CPL
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Martin has dated –
- Laura McGoldrick (2011–Present) – Martin first met sports journalist and reporter Laura McGoldrick during an interview in 2011 and they began dating soon after. The couple got married in 2014 and have a daughter together named Harley Lou (b. 2017).
Race / Ethnicity
- Short-cropped hair
- Lanky frame
- Sports a rugged beard
- Affable smile
Martin has served as the ambassador for sports goods manufacturer Kookaburra.
He has been sponsored by brands such as –
- Samsung New Zealand
- Asics New Zealand
- Oakley Australia
Martin Guptill Favorite Things
- Dish – Jerk Chicken
- Sports – Cricket, Rugby
- Singer – Rihanna
- Music Genre – Rap
Source – UC News
Martin Guptill Facts
- At the age of 13, he met with a serious accident as a forklift fell on his left foot and 3 of his toes had to be amputated. His nickname, Two Toes, is a result of this incident.
- His first-class debut was in March 2006 which was a tale of 2 contrasting halves. He scored a 4-ball duck in the 1st innings and made 99 in the 2nd.
- He scored a century on his ODI debut for New Zealand in January 2009, becoming the first New Zealander to do so. His score of 122 not out was also the highest score by a New Zealand batsman on ODI debut and at that time, the 2nd highest debut score ever in ODIs.
- He also holds the record of being the first New Zealand batsman to ‘carry his bat’ (an opening batsman who is unbeaten when an innings is closed) through an ODI inning.
- In 2009, he was named in the ‘World ODI XI’ by the ICC (International Cricket Council).
- For the 2011-12 season, he was honored with the ‘Sir Richard Hadlee Medal’, New Zealand’s highest annual cricketing award. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) also awarded him the ‘T20 Player of the Year’ award that season.
- In a 2013 ODI series against England, he scored 330 runs, which was a world record at that time for the most runs scored in a 3-match bilateral ODI series.
- He was the highest run-scorer of the 2015 World Cup, that New Zealand co-hosted, with 547 runs in 9 innings. He achieved the feat despite getting 3 ducks out of his 6 innings in the group stages of the tournament.
- In November 2015, during the first-ever day-night Test match, he became the first batsman to face, and also be dismissed, by a pink ball in a Test Match.
- He is the first New Zealand batsman to record 3 scores of more than 180 in ODIs.
- In July 2022, Martin Guptill broke the record of Indian batter Rohit Sharma for scoring the most runs in T20I cricket. Martin had scored 3399 runs in all the T20I cricket matches whereas Rohit had scored 3379 runs.
- In August 2022, Martin had once again become the highest career run scorer in T20I cricket by beating Indian batter Rohit Sharma by just 10 runs. Martin had scored 3497 career runs while Rohit was trailing by 10 runs at 3487 total career runs in T20I cricket. A close competition between the two was going on.
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