Guptill to play once for Sydney Thunder

NZ Newswire August 17, 2012, 3:34 pm

New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill has signed to play one game for the Sydney Thunder in Australia's domestic Twenty20 competition.

Guptill and England wicketkeeper Matt Prior have been contracted as the Thunder's two initial overseas players in the "Big Bash" although they will share the role with two other big-hitters - Chris Gayle of the West Indies and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan.

Gayle is on international duty when the Thunder open their campaign with a derby match against the Sydney Sixes at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Guptill will play that match on December 8 before making way for the destructive Gayle.

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  1. Darren09:23pm Friday 17th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    I think you will find that Guptill had the highest agregate and average from both sides in the recent test series in the west indies and is also the number 2 ranked T20 batsman in the world at the moment behind only eoin morgan from england....enough said.

  2. Neil07:48pm Friday 17th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    The Aussies must be desperate to ask a NZ player to play for them

  3. Te Kinga06:53pm Friday 17th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Sounds like someone is on Crack..... Guptill needs to "play" for NZ. One of several Black Cap Batsmen who couldnt knock the skin off a rice pudding.

  4. Heather Minnis06:13pm Friday 17th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    What are the Aussies thinking of

  5. 04:14pm Friday 17th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Guptil is Thunder ????? More like a wet fart.


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