New Zealand Cricketer Martin Guptill Biography, Career, Records, Wiki
Cricket is one of the most lovable sports which are highly watched not only in India, but across various countries worldwide. Today we’ll discuss about one such great cricketer Martin Guptill. Martin James Guptill is one of the New Zealand cricketers and has broken many records with his power pack performances. His batting style is right handed and bowling style is right arm off break. He is an opening batsman for New Zealand’s national cricket team. He has immense fan following across the world for his skills with the bat. Not only he is talented but also very hardworking and an ambitious person. Martin Guptill biography is filled with his achievements throughout his career. He is also the first New Zealand cricketer and fifth in the world to score double century in a One Day International. Martin Guptill wiki reveals about his personal life, cricketing careers and his love affairs.
Martin Guptill Date of Birth
Date of Birth of Martin Guptill is on 30th September and he was born in the year 1986. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Martin Guptill birthday is a private affair and he celebrates his day with his family and friends. Biography of Martin Guptill covers many interesting aspects of his life.
Martin Guptill Family Background
Martin Guptill family hails from New Zealand. Cricket has always been his passion since childhood. His parents are very proud of their son’s achievements. Martin Guptill father used to run a truck organization. He also learnt to drive large and small trucks. His family has always supported him in all his endeavors.
Martin Guptill Personal Life
Martin Guptill has always had aspiring dreams and was focussed on his passion from childhood. Martin Guptill education was done in Avondale College and this is where he first played cricket in his school’s XI team. Martin Guptill is extremely good looking and has a great physique. Martin Guptill height is 6 feet and 2 inches. Martin Guptill is a resident of New Zealand and he is the follower of Christianity. Martin Guptill life has always been full of ups and downs. Age of Martin Guptill was just 13 when he met with an accident and his foot was crushed by forklift. He lost his three toes in a disaster but this did not let his hopes and dreams drain off. He got nickname as Marty Two Toes because he had just two toes on his left leg. He worked even harder to live out his dreams.
Martin Guptill Cricket Career
Martin Guptill has played in the International cricket for his team New Zealand. He has had a fruitful career as top order batsmen for all the teams he has represented. Just within the short span of years he has played cricket, he has made a good reputation for himself. He is mostly known for his great batting abilities, but he also started bowling early in his career. If we look at his cricketing career in large, his magic with the bat outshines the ball easily. He has tremendously contributed as a batsman in many match winning performances for his teams.
Interesting facts about Martin Guptill
- He was out for a duck in his very first domestic match.
- He scored highest score by New Zealand batsmen at debut match.
- Highest individual score in a World Cup match.
- Has won 12 ‘Man of the Match’ awards.
Martin Guptill Domestic Career
Martin Guptill represents Auckland Aces in domestic cricket. It is a domestic club from New Zealand and for the Auckland’s club cricket competition he plays for the team Suburbs New Lynn. He debuted in domestic cricket in March 2006 which didn’t go too well as he was out for a four ball duck in the first innings itself. He made a small comeback in the second innings with 99 runs to his name. After playing in New Zealand for five consecutive years, in January of 2011 he announced that he will play for Derbyshire in England. It was said that he will take over from the Australian player Usman Khawaja in the second half of the County Championship and CB40, including the whole of T20.
Martin Guptill Test Career
Martin Guptill made his test career debut in March of 2009. His debut match was against India, but he managed to score only 14 and 48 runs in the respective innings. Same year he also made his test bowling debut in December against Pakistan. It was a dream bowling debut as he scalped 3 wickets giving just 37 runs in his first test match as a bowler. After playing for so many years, Martin Guptill hundred in Test came after four years on 10th December 2015. He is also the fifth slowest New Zealand batsmen to reach the mark of 2000 runs in Test cricket.
Martin Guptill ODI Career
Martin Guptill made his ODI career debut on 10th January 2009 against West Indies. He became the first New Zealand cricketer in the history to score a century in his debut match. He made his century in style hitting a six to reach the landmark. He made a staggering 122 not out in his first match. He is the highest scoring batsmen at his debut for New Zealand and overall the second highest debut scorer in the world. The highlight of his ODI stays the tour of England in 2013. He scored back to back not out centuries in the two games with 103 and 189. 189 was his highest score until recently he surpassed it with a huge margin. In the World cup of 2015, he showed a brilliant batting performance scoring 237 in 163 balls being not out. The stellar performance came in the quarterfinals of the world cup. He was also the highest scoring batsman in Cricket World cup 2015 scoring 547 runs. Unfortunately his team couldn’t win in the finals against Australia. One more record that shines on his name is he has scored the fastest half century by any New Zealand batsmen ever. He achieved the feat in 17 balls which also happens to be the second highest for any cricketer in the world.
Martin Guptill T20 Career
Martin Guptill is among the few cricketers who have had great careers in all the three formats of the game. He is one of the players having 100 in T20 cricket to his name, having scored 101 not out against South Africa in 2012. He had also scored the fastest half century by New Zealand batsmen, but the record was broken by his own teammate a few months later. He had made 50 runs in 19 balls. He is also among the only 3 players who have slammed more than 30 runs in 5 consecutive innings of T20 matches.
Martin Guptill IPL Career
Despite of his excellent batting records, Martin Guptill has never played in the IPL. Whenever his name has gone out for bidding in IPL player auction, he has gone unsold. In 2012, he was ranked number two in Twenty20 International cricket. Apart from Chris Gayle, Brendon McCullum, Tillakaratne Dilshan and Suresh Raina, he is one of the six cricketers to hit centuries in all formats of cricket. While others play at IPL, but Martin Guptill is never considered by any team.
Martin Guptill Love Affairs
Martin Guptill love life has never stayed hidden from the media. He married to famous television presenter and radio jockey (RJ) Laura McGoldrick. Before tying knot, she was Martin Guptill girlfriend for about 2 years. They were in a relationship since 2011. Martin Guptill marriage was a grand affair and took place on 13th September 2014. Martin Guptill wife is beautiful as well as very talented. He first met Laura for an interview at the TV show, ‘The Cricket show’ way back in 2011. Since then both of them had been into relationship. Martin Guptill children would be blessed with immense talent and good looks. He has never been part of any celebrity gossip throughout his life.