Martin Guptill, who had returned to international cricket at Lord’s’s New Zealand inaugural game following the heartbreaking defeat in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup final, called July 14, the day of this epic encounter against England, “the best and worst” day “his career.
Guptill, who was not part of the New Zealand Test squad for his two-game series against Sri Lanka, will be represented in the Leg with three Twenty20 internationals, the first of which will take place on Sunday, September 1st.
Looking back on the finale, which ended with his slip-up, Guptill said, “I think you see it as the best and worst day of your career as a cricketer.” The ups and downs of the game made it so good for the spectators It was just unfortunate that we came out on the other side. “
However, life in international cricket is progressing rapidly, and despite Lord’s disappointment, the New Zealander must leave that behind as he prepares to look ahead to the T20 World Championship in Australia next year and regain his personal form.
Guptill was responsible for some of the most exciting moments on the pitch during the World Cup, but had a mediocre tournament with a total of 186 runs in 10 innings, crossing only once fifty.
After a break, Guptill returned to the UK for the T20 Blast and is now back on the Sri Lanka tour for international use. He is happy about the format change. “The T20 World Championships are always fun and because they will be held in Australia next year, the conditions are completely different to ours,” he said.
“It will be nice to start our preparations here, to play in difficult conditions, and then go home with England with a good five Matches T20 series to lead the summer.”