Martin Guptill Biography (Cricketer)

Martin Guptill Biography, Career, Facts, Family, Wife, Net worth

Personal Information About Martin Guptill

Name:- Martin James Guptill
Nick Name:- Guppy, the Fish, Dead Shark eyes, Marty Two Toes.
D.O.B:- 30th September 1986
National Side:- New Zealand
Place of Birth:- Auckland, New Zealand
Horoscope:- Libra
Religion:- Christian
Height:- 6 Feet 2 Inches
Marital Status:- Married
Profession:- New Zealand Cricketer (Batsman)
Role:- Opening Batsman
Style of Batting:- Right Handed Batsman
Style of Bowling:- Right-arm off-break

Martin Guptill Major Teams: New Zealand, New Zealand Under-19, Auckland, New Zealand Academy, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Derbyshire, St Kitts, Mumbai Indians, Nevis Patriots.

Martin Guptill Family Info

Father Name:- Peter Guptill (Truck Driver)
Mother Name:- Jan Henderson
Brother Name:- Not Known
Sister Name:- Raewyn Thomas
Martin Guptill Girlfriend/ Wife:- Laura McGoldrick (she is TV Presenter and RJ)
Guptill Children:- Not Yet
Martin Guptill Net Worth:- $2.9 Million


Cricket is one of the most loveable sports which are highly watched and also appreciated by followers across various countries worldwide, and cricketers in the world of cricket are the charm and fans really want to watch them always playing. Martin Guptill is one of those cricketers who won the heart of cricket lovers. A right-handed batsman Martin Guptill is from New Zealand, it sounds almost absurd that Martin, who had lost three toes as a result of a forklift accident, he hailed as one of the superb and finest contemporary fielders. It is true that batsmen around the world truly hesitate to complete that elusive second run when Martin swoops on the ball around the fence.

Martin is one of the cricketers from New Zealand who has broken many records with his power pack performances in his matches. Martin is not only talented but also a hardworking player and ambitious person. Here is Martin Guptill’s Biography, Career, Facts, Family, and Net worth.

Martin Guptill Date of Birth

Martin Guptill was born on 30th September 1986, in Auckland, New Zealand. Martin’s birthday is a private affair and he celebrates his birthday with his friends and family. His father’s name is Peter Guptill and he was a Truck Driver, his mother’s name is Jan Henderson, and his sister’s name is Raewyn Thomas. At the age of 13 years, Martin was involved in a lawnmower accident and unfortunately, he lost three toes, he has only two toes on his left foot. Guptill earned a few nicknames and one nock name is due to his toes “Two Toes”, he has a few more nicknames such as Dead Shark eyes due to his active fielding, The Fish, and Guppy. Michael Guptill-Bunce is his cousin.

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Martin Guptill Education

Martin appeared at Avondale College and also played for his school’s team XI on account of his passion for cricket from his early childhood. Guptill attended Kelston Primary and Kelston Boys before shifting to Avondale College, Martin was on the list of good students and perfect in his final year of education.

Martin Guptill Family Background

Martin’s family is from New Zealand, Martin loves to play cricket, and Cricket has always been his passion since his childhood. His’s parents are very proud of their son’s success and achievements. Martin’s father Peter Guptill used to run a truck organization. His father also learned to drive small and large trucks. Martin’s family always supports and helps him in all his endeavors.

Martin Guptill Personal Life

Martin has always had aspiring dreams and he was focused on his passion since his childhood. He got his education from Avondale College and in this college, he first played cricket for his school’s team XI. Martin is extremely good-looking and has a smart and great physique and Martin’s height is 6 feet 2 inches. He is a resident of New Zealand and is a follower of the Christianity religion. Martin’s life has always been full of ups and downs. When he was just 13 years old he lost three toes of his left foot in an accident, but he did not let his hopes and dreams drain off. Martin worked harder to live out his dreams.

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Martin Guptill Love Affairs and Wife

Martin’s love life and affairs never stayed hidden from the media. Martin married a famous TV Presenter and radio Jockey RJ Laura McGoldrick. Before getting married, Laura was Martin’s Girlfriend for about two years. Laura and Martin were in a relationship since 2011. On 13th September 2014, their marriage took place and it was a grand marriage ceremony. Martin Guptill’s wife Laura is very beautiful and as well as talented. Martin first met Laura in an interview on a Television show, the name of the program is, “The Cricket show”, since then both of them had been in a love relationship. After marriage, the beautiful couple is spending a charming and happy life. Martin Guptill has never been part of any gossip celebrity throughout his life and career.

Martin Guptill Domestic Career

In domestic cricket Martin represents Auckland, it is a domestic cricket club from New Zealand, and for Auckland’s cricket club competition Martin plays for the Suburbs New Lynn team. Martin debuted in domestic cricket in March 2006, he didn’t perform well in his debut match and he was out for a four-ball duck in his 1 st innings itself. Guptill made a short comeback in the second innings and scored 99 runs to his name. Martin played for New Zealand for five consecutive years and in January 2011 Martin announced that he will play for Derbyshire in England.

Martin Guptill Test Career

In March 2009, Martin made his test debut against India, in this match he managed to score only 14 runs and 48 runs in the respective innings. In the same year 2009 December, Martin also made his test bowling debut against Pakistan. It was his dream bowling debut as he took 3 wickets and just 37 runs in his first test match as a bowler. Martin played so many test matches but his hundred in Test came after 4 years on 10 December 2015. Martin is also the 5th slowest New Zealand batsman to complete the mark of 2000 runs in the Test match.

Despite his talent, he has never been able to establish himself in the test matches, largely because of his dual-minded approach to batting, and Martin fluctuates between the ethereal and the rigid, mostly bogged down by his self-inflicted defensive approach and throwing his wicket away.

ODI Career of Martin Guptill

On 10th January 2009, Martin made his One Day International debut against West Indies, Martin became the first New Zealand cricketer in history to score a century in his first match. Martin made his century by hitting a six with style to reach the landmark. Martin in his first match scored 122 runs not out, he is the highest-scoring batsman for New Zealand on his debut and overall the second debut scorer in the cricket world.

The highlight of his One Day Internationals stays the tour of England in 2013. Martin scored back-to-back not-out centuries in the two matches with 103 runs and 189 runs. His 189 score was the highest score until he surpassed it with a huge margin. Martin’s performance in ODI was outstanding and he played brilliantly in every match. He uses his bat with style and hit it to the boundary.

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In the 2015 World Cup, Martin showed brilliant and amazing batting performance scoring 237 runs in just 163 balls and remaining unbeaten. His outstanding performance came in the quarterfinals of the 2015 World cup. Martin was also the highest-scoring batsman in World Cup 2015 as he scored 547 runs in this world cup. He showed his performance although really outstanding but unfortunately New Zealand couldn’t win in the finals against Australia.

Martin one more record earned on his name that he has scored the fastest half-century by New Zealand batsmen ever. Guptill Martin achieved the feat in 17 balls and this was also the second highest for any player in the cricket world.

Martin Guptill T20 Career

He has become a vital player for the New Zealand cricket team, Martin is a gifted stroke-maker player and always struggles for consistency, and Guptill is among the few players who have had an awesome and great career in all three formats of the game. Martin is one of the players having 100 in Twenty 20 cricket to his name. He has scored 101 runs and remains unbeaten against South Africa in T20 2012. Guptill also scored the fastest half-century by New Zealand batsmen, his record was broken by his own teammate. Martin had scored 50 runs in just 19 balls. Guptill is among the only 3 cricketers who have slammed more than 30 runs in just 5 consecutive innings of T20 games.

Martin Guptill IPL Career

In T20Is, Martin’s performances have been no doubt phenomenal, despite his excellent and awesome batting records, Martin has never played in any IPL season, and whenever his name has been listed for bidding in the IPL Player auction, Martin has gone unsold. Martin Guptill has ranked number 2 in T20 International cricket in 2012 apart from Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum, Suresh Raina, and Tillakaratne Dilshan, he is one of the six players to hit centuries in all formats of cricket game.

In 2016, Martin was selected to represent the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians following the early departure of Mumbai Indian’s member Lendi Simmons due to his injury. Martin is currently part of the Mumbai Indians. The latest news about Martin Guptill is that Martin will be seen recently in the 2017 IPL season and in this case, Eoin Morgan has said that they had a few superb players at the auction including Martin Guptill.

Martin Guptill Records
Guptill scored back-to-back ODI centuries and remains unbeaten against England in 2013. In three matches Martin scored 330 runs in the One Day International series which was a world record of most runs in three matches.
Martin is the first New Zealand batsman and overall 5th in the world to make a double century in an ODI.
He was the first batsman to face the pink ball in a day-night test match against Australia in Adelaide. In this match Guptill became the first man to be dismissed, he got Law in a day-night test match.
He is the first New Zealand batsman who scored the fastest 50 in ODI, he scored 50 just only 17 balls.
In 2015, Martin was the highest run scorer in ODI, he made 1489 runs in just 32 matches with 4 centuries and 8 half centuries.
On 1 st March 2017, Martin recorded the highest second-innings score by his team in ODI, he scored 180 unbeaten.
Martin has won the title of “Man of the Match” 12 times.
Martin Guptill Business Model

In 2011, it was officially declared that Martin had contracted for the Derbyshire in England. Guptill needs to take over from Australian player Usman Khawaja for the 2nd part of the County Championship and CB40 season. He successfully moves forward with his great talent and potential.

Martin Guptill Assets

He once said that he is very happy in his own Eden paradise where Martin and his wife currently stay. Martin further said that he always relishes being in front of his home crowd at Eden Park and he has even stated that he has all the facilities and luxuries in his Eden paradise that can satisfy him.

Net Worth of Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill is one of the best players from New Zealand, his performances are consistent and he always tried to balance his attitude towards his performance. The estimated total net worth of Martin Guptill is around $2.9 Million in 2017. The base salary of Martin Guptill is more compared to the other New Zealand cricketers.

Favorite things of Martin Guptill
Batsman:- Sachin Tendulkar & Martin Crowe
Bowler:- Shane Bond
Food:- Salad
Hobbies:- Listening to Music

Some facts about Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill does not smoke.
He drinks alcohol.
Martin is the 1 st New Zealand batsman to score a double century in One Day International.
Martin was out for a duck in his first domestic match.
He is among the 6 players to have scored a century in all formats of games.
He lost his three toes when a forklift crushed his left foot since then Martin has two toes and that’s why he is often called “Mart Two toes”.
Despite being such a destructive T20 batsman, Martin wasn’t purchased by any IPL team till 2016.
Martin Guptill’s wife Laura is a famous Television Presenter and RJ in New Zealand.
Laura McGoldrick once interviewed Martin after a match in New Zealand.

Martin Guptill is a prominent New Zealand player having so many important and praiseworthy records set on his shoulders. He has been continuously serving to date to outshine his country in the world of cricket.


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