I’m excited to be joining the Renegades and am looking forward to being part of the Big Bash – Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill has joined Melbourne Renegades for the upcoming BBL season, the top T20I run-getter for New Zealand, Guptill recently resigned his national contract to pursue league opportunities.
Martin Guptill has joined Melbourne Renegades for the upcoming BBL season. The top T20I run-getter for New Zealand, Guptill recently resigned his national contract to pursue league opportunities.
“I’m excited to be joining the Renegades and am looking forward to being part of the Big Bash this season,”Guptill said.
“This is a new challenge for me and it will be nice to call Melbourne home for the summer. I’ll be trying to make as many runs as I can to help drive the Renegades back up the ladder and push for team success.
“I’ve crossed paths with a few of the guys over the years on the international circuit and know this will be a great team environment to be part of. I can’t wait to join up with the team after Christmas and play in front of plenty of Renegades fans at Marvel Stadium and in Geelong,”he added.
Guptill’s only appearance in the BBL before was a one-off game for Sydney Thunder 10 seasons ago.
“We’re delighted to have a player of Martin’s caliber joining the Renegades and we’re excited that he has chosen to play for our club,”Melbourne Renegades General Manager, James Rosengarten, said.
“Martin’s record over a long period in the shortest form of the game for New Zealand and domestic competitions around the world speaks for itself. We know Martin will add a wealth of experience and knowledge to our playing group and look forward to seeing what he can produce in red.
“Signing Martin and Andre over the past month has been a great outcome for our club. With Andre playing the first four matches and Martin joining us from there, we now have a world-class player available for the duration of the tournament which will help give us every chance of success in BBL|12.”
The Renegades start their campaign on December 15 against the Brisbane Heat in Cairns, before hosting the Sydney Thunder at Marvel Stadium on December 18.
Melbourne Renegades squad (so far): Nic Maddinson (C), Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Martin Guptill*, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Akeal Hosein*, Ruwantha Kellapotha*, Shaun Marsh, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Corey Rocchiccioli, Tom Rogers, Andre Russell*, Will Sutherland, Mujeeb Ur Rahman*, Jon Wells