Full name Martin James Guptill
Born September 30, 1986, Auckland
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Derbyshire, Guyana Amazon Warriors, New Zealand, Academy, New Zealand Under-19s
Playing role Top-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Guptill’s explosive yet crafted game was no more evident that in the 2015 World Cup where he scored an unbeaten 237* against the West Indies in Wellington and finished above AB DeVilliers and Kumar Sangakkara to top the leader board for the most runs.
His batting skills are complemented by a great pair of hands in the slip cordon, and the anticipation and speed to create numerous run out opportunities in the covers.
These skills are complemented by a kind hearted but determined personality. He is often seen signing autographs and meeting the fans after training and games, which fits perfectly as an ambassador for the Kookaburra brand.
Source: Kookaburra NZ