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
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.
Current records held by Martin Guptill.
Highest run scorer in 2015 World Cup (501)
Highest individual ODI score in a World Cup (237*)
Highest individual ODI score by a New Zealand player (237*)