Lancashire have signed massive-hitting New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill for the start of their defence of the English home Twenty20 title, the county introduced Friday.
Guptill is because of arrive at Previous Trafford following the conclusion of his commitments with the Mumbai Indians within the Twenty20 Indian Premier League and is about to play for Lancashire within the first six video games of their Twenty20 marketing campaign.
The 29-yr-previous was the primary New Zealand participant to attain a double century in a one-day worldwide and is the holder of the very best rating in a 50-over World Cup after hitting an unbeaten 237 within the Black Caps’ quarter-last victory over the West Indies final yr.
“Martin is a formidable batsman, notably in white-ball cricket, and is at present ranked because the world’s third greatest batsman in T20 cricket,” stated Lancashire coach Ashley Giles in a press release issued by the county.
“He is obtained the power to take video games away from the opposition in a short time as soon as he will get going and I am positive our followers will actually take pleasure in watching him play,” the previous England spinner defined.
Guptill, who has beforehand performed county cricket in England for Derbyshire, added: “I hope I could make an actual impression and assist with their pursuit for an additional trophy in white-ball cricket.”
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