Martin James Guptill is a New Zealand cricketer who is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break who plays as an opening batsman.
He is the first and only New Zealand player to score a century in all three formats of international cricket. Guptill holds several records throughout his cricket career including the highest individual score in Cricket World Cup.
This talented cricketer has scored more than 600 T20I runs in the Eden Park cricket stadium. Likewise, Martin is one of the most talented and popular New Zealand cricket players.
Similarly, in this article, we will discuss everything about Martin Guptill including his early life, career, awards, wife, and net worth.
Quick Facts: Martin Guptill
|Celebrated Name||Martin Guptill|
|Age||35 Years Old|
|Birth Name||Martin James Guptill|
|Date of Birth||September 30, 1986|
|Place of Birth||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Children||Theodore James Guptill and James Guptill|
|Mother||Jan Henderson Martin|
|Siblings||Raewyn Thomas and Ben Guptill|
|Height||6 Feet 2 inches, i.e., 188 cm|
|Weight||90kg, i.e., 199 pounds|
|Net Worth||$19 Million|
|Education||Kelston Boys’ High School
|Social Media||Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter|
Early Life and Family of Martin Guptill
Martin James Guptill a New Zealand cricket player was born on September 30, 1986, in the beautiful location of Auckland, New Zealand.
Guptill was born into a Christian family with white ethnic groups holding the nationality of New Zealand.
Similarly, James was born to his father, Peter Guptill, and his mother, Jan Henderson Martin. Likewise, this cricketer grew up along with his siblings, Raewyn Thomas and Ben Guptill.
Talking about his early life, Martin joined the Kelston Primary and Kelston Boys’ High School. After completing high school, he then went to Avondale College where he began playing cricket.
At the age of 13, he was caught in a forklift accident and lost three toes. After that, he was nicknamed “Two Toes” in the New Zealand cricket squad.
How old is Martin Guptill? Age and Body Measurements
New Zealand cricketer, Martin Guptill is currently living in his mid-30’s i.e., 35 years of age along with his wife and kids.
Guptill celebrates his annual birthday on the 30th of September and falls under the zodiac sign of Libra. It represents his personality as extrovert, cozy, and friendly.
Similarly, moving towards his physical appearance, Martin stands tall with an impressive body height of 6 Feet 2 inches, i.e., 188 cm.
Likewise, Guptill weighs around 90kg, i.e., 199 pounds having a muscular and athletic body type.
Furthermore, this cricketer has a body measurement of 42-34-15 inches representing his chest size, waist size, and bicep size respectively.
In addition, Martin is blessed with a pair of beautiful hazel eyes and blonde hair color.
Professional Cricket Career
Martin started playing cricket at the young age of 12 for the Taradale cricket club. He went on to represent Central Districts Under 17 and made his First-Class debut in 2006.
In 2007, James Guptill scored 163 against Northern Districts which is the highest score from a New Zealand player in a domestic cricket match. Martin James Guptill was included for the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup and made his ODI debut against England at the Oval on 21 June 2007.
In 2012, Guptill became the first New Zealander to score a test century against all Test-playing nations when he scored 103 not out against India at Hyderabad. James scored the century in 69 balls which is the second-fastest by a New Zealander behind Brendon McCullum.
In 2013, Guptill was named as the vice-captain of the New Zealand Cricket Team for the ICC Champions Trophy but could not lead due to an injury.
In 2016, Martin James Guptill was named as the captain for New Zealand Cricket Team for T20 Series against England and Ireland after Brendon McCullum stepped down from captaincy. Martin is also the Auckland Captain in Plunket Shield.
Guptill currently holds the record for scoring the most number of centuries in Test Cricket(32) and First Class cricket (43). He also has scored more than 60 scores of 50 plus runs in the ODI format of Cricket.
He is a right-hand top-order batsman and is known for hitting big shots. James is currently ranked 7th in the list of top 10 test batsmen in the world by ICC.
Awards and Achievements
1. Highest scorer in the 2015 World Cup against West Indies at Wellington with 237 not out for New Zealand.
2. Scored back-to-back unbeaten ODI centuries against England in 2013 with 330 runs in three ODI matches.
3. First New Zealander and the fifth player overall to score a double century in an ODI with 237 not out.
4. Record for the highest individual score as an opener who remained unbeaten throughout the innings of an ODI with 237 runs.
5. First man to face a pink ball in a day-night Test match at Adelaide in November 2015.
6. Fastest ODI fifty by a New Zealander
7. Guptill has three ODI scores over 180, the most by a New Zealand cricketer.
8. Became the second New Zealand player and ninth overall to score a century against each of the other nine full-member Test-playing nations in 2018.
9. Scored the second-most runs in T20I cricket in February 2019.
10. Scored 600 plus T20I runs in the Eden Park cricket stadium in April 2021.
Personal Life of Martin Guptill
New Zealander professional cricketer, Martin Guptill is currently living a happy married life with his gorgeous wife, Laura McGoldrick.
Laura, herself has her own identity as a multi-talented personality who is a radio host, news presenter, sports reporter, and actress.
The couple dated for a long time before they finally tied knots on the 13th of September, 2014. Since then they are having a wonderful lifestyle along with their kids.
They are blessed with two gorgeous kids, Theodore James Guptill and James Guptill.
How much is Martin Guptill’s Net Worth?
Martin Guptill is one of the highest-earning New Zealand cricket players who is having a great career making tons of money from his domestic as well as international career.
Similarly, as of 2021, the total estimated net worth of Martin Guptill is around $19 Million which is an impressive amount of net worth.
This talented batsman makes most of his earning from his cricket career while he also makes more from multiple brand endorsement deals and sponsorships.
Therefore, this 35-year-old cricketer is living a luxurious lifestyle along with his wife and kids.
Social Media Presence
Famous New Zealand cricket player, Martin Guptill is an active social media user who is available on multiple social platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Similarly, he has a huge fan following all over the world. Guptill has around 342K followers on his Instagram account. He frequently posts his pictures along with his beautiful wife.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Martin Guptill called Two Toes?
Martin Guptill had an accident on a forklift where he lost his three toes. Therefore, he was called Two Toes.
Which domestic team does Martin Guptill play for?
Martin Guptill currently plays for Auckland as of his domestic career.
What is the t-shirt number of Martin Guptill?
Martin Guptill wears t-shirt number 31 in his T20I matches.