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CWC19: 5 Players to watch out for in the New Zealand Squad

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1. Martin Guptill

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Martin Guptill is an aggressive opener in modern day ODI cricket. He made his ODI debut for New Zealand against West Indies on 10th January 2009. His ability to put the pressure the opposition right from word go makes him a dangerous batsman to face.

He has played so far 169 matches (166 innings) and scored 6440 runs with an average of 43.51. In his ODI career, Guptill scored 16 centuries and 34 half-centuries.

In the 2015 World Cup quarterfinals against West Indies, Martin Guptill was scored 237* off 163 balls with 24 fours and 11 sixes. He was the leading runs scorer in the 2015 World Cup with 547 runs from 9 matches (9 innings) with 2 centuries and 1 half-century. 

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Guptill had a disappointing ICC Champions Trophy 2017, scoring just 86 runs in 3 matches. New Zealand was knocked in the league stage of that tournament.

So far in 2019, the explosive opener from New Zealand has been in decent form with 464 runs from 10 matches (10 innings) adding 3 centuries to his name and a best score of 138. Heading into the 2019 World Cup Guptill’s form would be vital for New Zealand.

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