Martin Guptill Biography
New Zealand opening batsman, Martin James Guptill, was born 30 September 1986 in Auckland. He is nicknamed Marty Two Toes, based on the fact that he lost three toes as a kid.
He has the highest individual score ever in a World Cup and the second highest score in One Day Internationals.
Guptill was a skilled cricketer at school and also served his college team immensely. The talented cricketer was fortunate enough to represent his nation in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Sri Lanka in 2006. Guptill plays for the Auckland Aces in New Zealand domestic cricket.
Guptill made his ODI debut against West Indies in the year 2009. On his ODI debut, Guptill became the first New Zealand player to score a century on debut and ended up making 122 runs.
His Test debut was in the same year against India in Hamilton.
Rise to Glory
In the year 2013, during the tour in England, Martin Guptill scored two successive ODI centuries to help set up New Zealand’s third successive limited-overs series win there. Guptill hit 103 not out and then followed it up with a magnificent 189 not out two days later. In the 2015 World Cup, Guptill created history by hitting 237 off 163 balls, with 11 sixes and 24 fours, against West Indies, in the quarter-finals.
Guptill has been playing for the Auckland Aces since 2006. In 2011, he became a part of Derbyshire in England.
He has played for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and was most recently a part of Kings XI Punjab.
Martin's Record in Numbers
Guptill holds a record of 17 Man of the Match awards in ODI till date and all those matches were won by New Zealand.
He was Man of the series for New Zealand in the ODI series in England in 2013.
He holds the fastest ODI fifty as a New Zealander. His 17-ball fifty is the joint second fastest fifty of all time.