Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill

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Martin Guptill

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Martin James Guptill (born 30 September 1986 in Auckland) is a New Zealand cricketer. He is a top-order batsman and has represented New Zealand in different age groups.

Early life

Guptill attended Avondale College and played in the school's 1st XI cricket team. He was also a prefect in his final year.

At the age 14, Guptill was involved in a crown forklift truck accident and lost three toes. (This fact was revealed to the world by provincial teammate Scott Styris whilst Styris was commentating on Guptill's ODI debut. This has since earned Guptill the nickname "Two Toes" within the Black Caps team.) When Guptill was in the hospital, his father asked Jeff Crowe if a New Zealand player could visit him. Stephen Fleming, the then New Zealand captain, visited him at the hospital the next day.

International youth cricket

Guptill first represented New Zealand in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Sri Lanka in 2006.

First class debut

In domestic cricket, he plays for Auckland Aces (he plays in Auckland's club cricket competition for Suburbs New Lynn). In first class cricket, he scored 99 on first-class debut. In January 2011 it was announced that Guptill had signed for Derbyshire in England. He was to take over from Australian player Usman Khawaja for the second half of the County Championship & CB40 season and the whole of the T20.

International debuts

He made his One Day International debut for New Zealand on the 10th January 2009...
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