Full name Martin James Guptill
Born September 30, 1986, Auckland
Current age 29 years 275 days
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Derbyshire, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Mumbai Indians, New Zealand Academy, New Zealand Under-19s, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||New Zealand v India at Hamilton, Mar 18-21, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 20-24, 2016 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Jan 10, 2009 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Feb 8, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Feb 15, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v New Zealand at Delhi, Mar 30, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Auckland v Wellington at Auckland, Mar 19-22, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||New Zealand v Australia at Christchurch, Feb 20-24, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland, Jan 7, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Northern Districts v Auckland at Hamilton, Jan 20, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors at Basseterre, Jun 30, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|22||Amazon||v Patriots||Basseterre||30 Jun 2016||T20|
|6||Lancashire||v Worcs||Manchester||24 Jun 2016||T20|
|6||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||19 Jun 2016||T20|
|45||Lancashire||v Yorkshire||Manchester||15 Jun 2016||LA|
|50||Lancashire||v Warwickshire||Manchester||5 Jun 2016||LA|
|28||Lancashire||v Notts||Nottingham||4 Jun 2016||T20|
|13||Lancashire||v Yorkshire||Manchester||3 Jun 2016||T20|
|72||Lancashire||v Durham||Manchester||27 May 2016||T20|
|7||Mum Indians||v Guj Lions||Kanpur||21 May 2016||T20|
|48||Mum Indians||v Daredevils||Visakhapatnam||15 May 2016||T20|
Few players in world cricket play the short-arm pull on one leg with elegance like Martin Guptill. A right-handed opening batsman, Guptill has consistently been among the runs in ODIs notably making a double-century in the quarter-final of the 2015 World Cup, but has struggled to make a mark in Tests.
One of the reasons he hasn't had success in the longest format is his preference to play with hard hands and drive on the up. With the red ball's tendency to move more than the white one, and pitches for multi-day cricket being more responsive to swing and seam, Guptill has not been the force he could have been in Tests. Fairly odd for a man who plays some of the most pristine straight-bat shots.
Guptill showed he had it in him to dominate all formats, winning the Richard Hadlee Medal in 2011-12 along with being named ODI and T20 player of the year at the New Zealand Cricket awards. He claimed the latter two back in 2015-16 thanks in no small part to the 237 not out he made against West Indies in Wellington, the second-highest ODI score of all time.
The first time Guptill gained recognition was in 2007-08, topping the overall State Shield run-charts. His efforts took Auckland to the final, and he carried his purple patch into the Emerging Players tournament in Australia, finishing as New Zealand's highest scorer. That earned him a call-up to the A side and then to the ODI and Test squads.
His growth as a player on the world stage was highlighted by the contracts given to him by Derbyshire and Lancashire in the English county, Sydney Thunder in the Australian Big Bash League, Mumbai Indians in the IPL, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Guyana Amazon Warriors, who made him captain for the 2016 edition of the Caribbean Premier League.
Also: the highest by a No. 8 in ODIs, and the highest totals in ten-wicket wins
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane