Glorious Guptill

Glorious Guptill

Self introduce

Guptill was born in Auckland in 1986. He attended Kelston Primary and Kelston Boys’ High School before transferring to Avondale College where he played cricket and was prefect.His wife is journalist and reporter Laura McGoldrick, whilst his cousin, Michael Guptill-Bunce, has also played cricket for Auckland.

Guptill has only two toes on his left foot. At the age of 13, he was involved in a forklift accident and lost three toes. He is nicknamed “Two Toes” within the New Zealand cricket squad.[9] He studied at Kelston Boys High School for 4 years and on his final year of secondary school he switched to Avondale College.

International cricket

Guptill first represented New Zealand in the Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Sri Lanka in 2006. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for New Zealand on 10 January 2009 against the West Indies in Auckland, becoming the first New Zealander to score a century on his one-day debut – his score of 122 not out is the highest score on debut for New Zealand in an ODI, and second highest debut score ever in ODIs and he was the first New Zealander to carry the bat through a completed ODI innings. He made his Test cricket debut against India in the first Test at Hamilton in March 2009, scoring 14 and 48. For his performances in 2009, he was named in the World ODI XI by the ICC.

For his performances in the 2011–12 season, he won the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal.[20] He was awarded the T20 Player of the Year by NZC for the 2011–12 season.

In the New Zealand 2013 tour of England, Guptill scored back-to-back undefeated hundreds at Lord’s and Southampton, scoring 189 not out, at the time the highest score by a New Zealander in an ODI, and contributed to the then fifth-highest team total in ODI history

Guptill surpassed his best score in the 2015 World Cup, scoring an unbeaten 237 from 163 balls against West Indies in the quarter-finals at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington. He was the first player to score a double century in a knockout stage match as New Zealand scored 393, the best total in a World Cup knockout match. After scoring three ducks in group matches he ended the tournament with 547 runs, emerging as the highest scorer.

In May 2018, he was one of twenty players to be awarded a new contract for the 2018–19 season by New Zealand Cricket. In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In August 2021, Guptill was named in New Zealand’s squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.On 3 November 2021, in New Zealand’s T20 World Cup match against Scotland, Guptill became the second batsman to score 3,000 runs in T20I cricket.Guptill has been released from his national contract after being omitted from the squad for the India T20 series, heralding the end of the veteran batsman’s international career. As of 18 December 2022, Guptill has scored 7346 runs in One Day International cricket.

In 2023 Guptil was drafted to the Trinbago Knight Riders squad for the annual Caribbean Premier League which he made his debut in 2013. He’s played a total of 58 matches in the league for various squads and has garnered 1505 runs with a regular strike rate of over 110.

Best moment

Guptil went on to set a new ODI record for New Zealand when he made the highest score of his career, 237 not out in the 2015 World Cup against West Indies at Wellington. The innings was the second highest scoring individual innings in ODI history and remains Guptill’s highest score in any form of cricket. His other double-century was made playing for Derbyshire in a 2015 County Championship match at Bristol. This is his only first-class double century as of January 2019.

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