Martin Guptill Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Martin Guptill Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth September 30, 1986
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Laura McGoldrick

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.

Born Name

Martin James Guptill

Nick Name

Guppy, Marty, Two-Toes, The Fish

Martin Guptill at a training session in July 2011
Martin Guptill at a training session in July 2011 (YellowMonkey / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Residence

Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Nationality

New Zealander

Education

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.

Occupation

Cricketer

Family

  • 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)

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Off break

Role

Opening Batsman

Jersey Number

31 – ODI, T20I, CPL

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

78 kg or 172 lbs

Martin Guptill with his family as seen in December 2019
Martin Guptill with his family as seen in December 2019 (Martin Guptill / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Martin has dated –

  1. 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

White

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Martin Guptill in an Instagram selfie in July 2017
Martin Guptill in an Instagram selfie in July 2017 (Martin Guptill / Instagram)

Distinctive Features

  • Short-cropped hair
  • Lanky frame
  • Sports a rugged beard
  • Affable smile

Brand Endorsements

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
  • SingerRihanna
  • Music Genre – Rap

Source – UC News

Martin Guptill as seen in February 2009
Martin Guptill as seen in February 2009 (YellowMonkey / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Martin Guptill Facts

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. In 2009, he was named in the ‘World ODI XI’ by the ICC (International Cricket Council).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. He is the first New Zealand batsman to record 3 scores of more than 180 in ODIs.

Featured Image by YellowMonkey / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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