Martin Guptill withdraws from New Zealand Cricket Board central contract. Due to the current performance, Guptill was not getting a place in the T20 and ODI squads. The 36-year-old cricketer took such a decision after that. However, he said that he is not thinking about retirement now.
Despite being in the 2022 T20 World Cup team, he didn’t get a chance in the XI, rather, Finn Allan played in the top order. Indeed, this Kiwi was left out of the platoon in the India series after the World Cup. still, Guptill has expressed his desire to continue playing for the country in the future.
“Playing for my country is a matter of great pride for me. I am grateful to all those who have supported me at Blackcaps and NGC. Although I will not be on a central contract, but still available for New Zealand. But I want to take up other opportunities and spend more time with my family,” said Guptill
He has scored 7346 runs in 198 ODIs with 18 centuries and 39 fifties at an average of 41.73 for the country so far in his international career. As a result, Guptill is third in New Zealand’s list of all-time highest run-scorers in ODIs. On the other hand, he has scored 3531 runs in 122 T20s and is at the top of all Kiwis. Guptill last played 47 Tests in white in 2016.