Opener Martin Guptill fought for the top of New Zealand, but hopes he will find his chance in time for the grand final against England at Lord’s.
Guptill was one of New Zealand’s outstanding players in his 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup campaign when they finished second and finished 547 runs, including a World Cup record of 237 against the West Indies. However, he has only made 167 runs in nine innings so far, averaging only 20.87. Since the openers do not click, New Zealand’s medal medal comes under pressure.
Guptill, who was criticized for his bad form, admitted that this had hurt his self-confidence. “It’s damn hard,” he told 1 News in an interview. “They do not try to read what people are writing and to hear what people say, but it’s hard to get rid of everything.
“The hard work remains invisible,” he added. “I’ve spent a lot of time and it’s frustrating not to work in the middle, people can say they’re frustrated with me, but nobody’s more frustrated than me.”
The prelude has 976 runs in all 50-Over World Cups and could soon add Stephen Fleming to the list of New Zealanders who have 1000 runs in the tournament. He insisted that he felt better at practicing than ever before, and he was sure he was doing well.
“Even on the nets, I feel like I’m feeling a bit like [but] the last nets I’ve probably felt the best since I’m here … It’s starting to feel like it’s Come back together, which is promising! “
He explained why things were not rattling and added, “I felt a bit late in some games, which is hard to handle, you do not want to move too early because you get stuck.
“I’m just trying to keep going, working hard on the nets, hoping everything will come together in the next game.”