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Semi final Analysis: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka cricket teams in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup

by on March 27, 2011
in New Zealand, Srilanka, World Cup

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Famous players of New Zealand cricket team: Martin Guptill

by on February 25, 2011
in New Zealand, Profiles

Famous players of New Zealand cricket team: Martin Guptill

New Zealand is country to have had produced some very good batsmen through out their history but the opening spot has always been very turbulent since playing the new ball is an art that only a few players have been polished themselves in doing. Martin Guptill, is the Kiwi answer to the world for a strong headed, well equipped opener in both forms of the game.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1986, Martin Guptill is a right-handed opening batsman of New Zealand cricket team who has come through the ranks playing some memorable innings in the junior and the first class sides. Making his ODI debut against the West Indies in 2009, the tall youngster Guptill has represented his national side in 44 ODIs thus far. Scoring at a respectable average of 34.47 Martin Guptill of New Zealand cricket team has a total of 1,310 runs to his name with 9 fifties and an emphatic century, 122*, which also happens to be his highest ODI score. The thing worth a note here is the fact that this century came in his debut, which distinguishes him as the first kiwi batsman to score a hundred on his ODI debut. Apart from the immense talent he possesses with the bat, Guptill is a very good fielder, may it be in the ‘slips’ or the out field, he gives his 100%.

With the kiwis not known for their liking to the spinners, Martin Guptill seems to be an exception since in the recent tour of Pakistan to New Zealand he seemed comfortable playing the class spin attack from the sub continent and amassed decent runs against them.

With 2011 Cricket World Cup being his first big outing, Martin Guptill would surely try and live up to the expectations, of his selectors and the nation who have unfortunately been through excruciating times owing to the earth quake, and score some big runs.

New Zealand Cricket Team – Profile

by on February 2, 2010
in New Zealand

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New Zealand cricket team has been known for making its way into the semi-finals of almost every cricket world. However the team has been struggling a little in the international cricket world since 2012. Major reason has been addition of young players in the team. They are still evolving as mature players and need to practice more frequently on international stage to fill the places of some popular Kiwi players.  The team New Zealand is full of young talent that can perform at the required time. The players like Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill are serious talents that can play the game as per the requirement. The New Zealand is playing under the strong leadership of Brendon McCullum who is in the prime form of his life at the moment. He is scoring runs in the batting and guiding his team to the victories. Brendon McCullum is one of the best attacking batsmen in the world who can briskly score the runs and put the opposition in trouble. In addition to Brendon on batting side of New Zealand cricket time, some major threatening batsmen in 2015 Cricket World Cup include Guptill, Ross Taylor and Vettori. 

As for bowling, Vittori, Southee, Williamson and Boult are some prominent names among the best New Zealand bowlers. With this squad, one can’t say that it is impossible for New Zealand to win ICC 2015 world cup but the new names on this side will have to go through immense training before the event begins. 

The rebel of some New Zealand players for playing ICL Twenty 20 format showed New Zealand down in the ranking and struggle in the world cricket. But, fortunately, ICL bubble went off and rebel players came back to play for New Zealand and that gave the required strength to the team. But, the important factor that has cost the New Zealand team is to find the good young talent that can fill up the boots of great players that retired from New Zealand cricket. Only few players are performing in the team which makes it difficult for New Zealand to win game continuously. Nevertheless, New Zealand can surely provide the challenge to the top teams in upcoming cricket World Cup 2015.