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.
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
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
. He was to take over from Australian
player Usman Khawaja
for the second half of the County Championship
season and the whole of the T20
He made his One Day International
debut for New Zealand
on the 10th January 2009... Read More