Martin Guptill, Age, New Records, Domestic & T20, Performances, Family Bio & More

      Martin Guptill Bio & More

Martin James Guptill is a New Zealand cricketer best known as an opening batsman in the limited overs format of the game. This great player was born (born 30 September 1986) in Auckland New Zealand. Guptill is the first New Zealand cricketer and 6th overall to score a double century in One Day Internationals and holds the current record for the highest individual score in Cricket World Cup matches and the second highest score of 238 not out in One Day Internationals. In March 2021, Guptill played his 101st T20I match.

Guptill has scored over 602 T20I runs at the Eden Park Cricket Stadium. He is the first and only player to score more than 505 and 606 T20I runs at the same venue.

He attended Kelston Primary and Kelston Boys’ High School before transferring to Avondale College, where he played cricket and was a prefect. Avondale’s wife is journalist and reporter Laura McGoldrick, while his cousin Michael Guptill-Bunce also played cricket for Auckland.

Guptill has only three toes on his left foot. At age 14, he was involved in a forklift accident and lost three of his fingers. He is nicknamed “Two Toes” in the New Zealand cricket team. He studied at Kelston Boys’ High School for 3 years and went to Avondale College in his final year of secondary school.

In domestic cricket, Guptill plays for Auckland, and in club cricket for the suburb of New Lynn. He made his first-class debut in March 2007, scoring a four-ball zero in his first innings and 98 in his second. In 2012, Guptill played in English county cricket for Derbyshire County Cricket Club during the second half of the season.

Guptill played for Mumbai Indians in the 2015 Indian Premier League as a replacement for the injured Lendl Simmons and for Kings XI Punjab in the 2016 Indian Premier League. In December 2019, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the player auction for the 2020 Indian Premier League.

Guptill was selected to play for Edinburgh Rocks in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament in July 2020. however, the tournament was canceled the following month. He was released by Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the 2021 IPL auction.

Martin Guptill was signed by the Karachi Kings in April 2021 to play in the rescheduled matches in the 2021 Pakistan Super League. In July 2022, he was signed by the Kandy Falcons in the 2022 Lanka Premier League.


Real NameMartin James Guptill
Nick NameJames
ProfessionNew Zealand Cricketer (Batsman)
Jersey Number#31 (New Zealand)       #31 (IPL County Cricket)

Martin Guptill Personal Life

Date of Birth30 September 1986
Age (as in 2023)37 Years Old
Birth PlaceAuckland, New Zealand
Residence PlaceAuckland, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealander
Zodiac SignLibra
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
SchoolAvondale School, Auckland
College & InstituteAvondale Collage, Auckland
Educational QualificationGraduated

Physical Stats & More

Height (Approx.)6′ 2” Feet (173 Cm)
Weight (Approx.)90 Kg
Body Measurement (Approx.)42-34-15
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourHazel

Affairs & More

Marital StatusMarried
Girlfriend/WifeLaura McGoldrick (TV Presenter & RJ)

Family & More

FatherPeter Guptill
MotherJan Henderson
SisterRaewyn Thomas

Hobbies & Money Factor

HobbiesListening Music
Net Worth (Approx.)$19.3 million in 2023

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Martin Guptill, Age, Records, Domestic & T20, Performances, Family Bio & More

Unknown Fact About Martin James Guptill

  • Guptill scored consecutive unbeaten ODI centuries against England in 2012.
  • He scored 334 runs in the three-match ODI series, which at that time was the world record for most runs in a three-match triangular ODI series.
  • Martin Guptill was the first New Zealander and the sixth player overall to score a double century in ODIs. His 238 not out remains the highest individual score in World Cup cricket and the second highest in ODIs.
  • Guptill holds the record for the highest individual score by an opening batsman who remained not out in an ODI innings (238*).
  • Martin Guptill was the first man to face the pink ball in a day-night Test match at Adelaide in November 2016.
  • Guptill was the first unit man to be dismissed in a Day-Night Test.
  • Guptill scored the fastest ODI fifty by a New Zealand player – his 18-ball fifty is the joint second fastest ever.
  • Martin Guptill has three ODI scores in excess of 181, the most by any New Zealand cricketer.
  • In January 2019, Guptill became the second New Zealand player, and 10th overall, to score centuries against each of the other nine Full Member Test-playing nations.
  • As of February 2020, he has scored the second most runs in T20I cricket. He was the highest scorer until his record was broken by India’s Rohit Sharma.
  • Martin has scored over 605 T20I runs till April 2021 at the Eden Park Cricket Stadium.
  • He is the first and only cricketer to score more than 508 and 610 T20I runs at the same venue.
  • As of December 2022, Guptill has scored 3498 runs which is the third most runs in T20I cricket.
  • Martin has scored three Test, 16 ODI and two Twenty20 International centuries as of February 2019. Overall as of January 2020, he has scored 15 first-class, 25 List A and four Twenty20 centuries. Two of his centuries have been double centuries.
  • Guptill’s maiden international century was scored on his New Zealand debut in 2008 in an ODI against the West Indies at Auckland.
  • Guptill’s 123 not out was described by New Zealand as “one of the best I’ve seen in a long time”.
  • His century by captain Daniel Vettori was the first by a New Zealander on his ODI debut.
  • He made the highest ODI score by a New Zealand player when he scored an unbeaten 188 against England at Southampton in June 2014.
  • At that time this score was the 6th highest score in any ODI and was equal to the highest individual score made against England.
  • The innings was the third highest individual innings score in ODI history and remains Martin’s highest score in any format of cricket.
  • His second double century was scored while playing for Derbyshire in the 2016 County Championship match at Bristol.
  • As of January 2020, this is his only first-class double century.

Martin Guptill, Age, Records, Domestic & T20, Performances, Family Bio & More

People Also Ask About Martin Guptill

1. Why is Martin Guptill not playing IPL?
ANS:- One of the main reasons for Guptill’s incomplete IPL career is his injuries. He missed most of the 2016 season due to injury and played in only three games.

2. Has Martin Guptill retired from ODIs?
ANS:- He has not retired from international cricket and has expressed his desire to play again, but like Trent Boult he has been told that priority will be given to those within the contracted set-up.

3. Why does Martin Guptill have only two toes on his feet?
ANS:- A lesser known fact about Martin Guptill is that he has only two toes on his left foot. At the age of 13, Martin Guptill was involved in a forklift accident and lost three of his fingers.

4. Will Martin Guptill play IPL 2023?
ANS:- With the inclusion of Guptill in the Punjab Kings team, they will definitely become a strong team and a strong performer in the tournament. As IPL 2023 gets underway, fans will be eager to see if Guptill can repeat his past performances and help Punjab Kings lift the trophy.

5. Which is the longest six by Martin Guptill?
ANS:- Martin Guptill. 127m against South Africa, 2012
Guptill managed to hit a 127 meter long six in a T20 match against Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa. He hit the ball so hard across the mid-wicket boundary that the ball hit the roof of the stadium before coming down.

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