Martin Guptill, New Zealand’s BIG HITTER, turns 36 today

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Happy Birthday Martin Guptill
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Happy Birthday Martin Guptill

First New Zealander to hit a double century (237*)

Martin Guptill

Martin James Guptill, also known as Martin Guptill, turns 36 today. Guptill is currently one of the most seasoned cricketers on the team.

Has long been New Zealand’s choice for the opening position. Guptill, who was born in Auckland, attracted the attention of cricket fans when he represented his nation in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2006.

Since then, the player has been unstoppable as he developed into one of the current generation’s biggest power hitters. He is a household name in the limited-overs competition. Guptill made his international debut in 2009 and has since played for his country in 45 Tests, 129 ODIs, and 61 Twenty20 Internationals.

In the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka, Guptill made his debut for New Zealand. He played his first One Day International (ODI) for New Zealand on January 10, 2009, in Auckland against the West Indies.

He became the first New Zealander to hit a century on debut. His total of 122 not out is the best score on debut for New Zealand in an ODI, and the second highest debut score ever in ODIs – and he was the first New Zealander to carry the bat through entire ODI innings.

Stats

Guptill has scored 7346 runs at an outstanding average of 41.73 in 198 ODIs. Guptill’s total influence on New Zealand cricket cannot be quantified solely in terms of numbers, though. Guptill is renowned for his explosive sixes and powerful attacking play. But his contribution to New Zealand’s white-ball revolution will go on as his lasting legacy. On the eve of Martin Guptill’s 36th birthday.

TOP KNOCKS:

  • 237* vs West Indies on March 21st, 2015
  • 180* vs New Zealand on March 1st, 2017
  • 115 vs Ireland on July 15th, 2022
  • 103 vs England on 31st May 2013
  • 101 vs South Africa on 23rd Dec 2012

Records:

Guptill holds the current record for the greatest individual score in Cricket World Cup games and the second-best score in One Day Internationals of 237 not out. He is the first cricketer from New Zealand and the fifth overall to have hit a double century in a One Day International match.

Interesting Fact:

Guptill’s left foot has just two toes. He suffered three toe losses in a forklift accident when he was just 13 years old. Within the New Zealand cricket team, he goes by the appellation “Two Toes.”

T20 World Cup:

As New Zealand on announced a 15-member squad recently, led by Kane Williamson, for the ICC showpiece beginning in Australia on October 16, Martin Guptill is expected to play in a record-breaking seventh T20 World Cup. Despite the Black Caps making three changes to the lineup that competed in the T20 World Cup final the previous year, the 35-year-old batter was given a spot in the team.

Birthday Wishes

Let’s celebrate the energetic cricket star Martin Guptill’s birthday by wishing him a happy birthday, praying for his health, and sending him our best wishes for the future.

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