Wellington [New Zealand]25 November (ANI): New Zealand opener Martin Guptil has signed with the Melbourne Renegades for the 2022 Big Bash League (BBL) season, just days after being released from his New Zealand contract. Did.
Guptil joins the list of New Zealanders released from domestic contracts to play for the BBL after the Melbourne Stars acquired Trent Vault in the August Overseas Players Draft.
Like Boult, Guptil has not left New Zealand cricket, but has opted not to sign a contract to allow him to play more freely in the T20 franchise competition.
He joins the Renegades to replace Liam Livingstone, who withdrew from the competition entirely after being selected for the England Test squad due to increased international commitments.
Starting December 28, Guptil will play the final 10 games of the regular season. Andre Russell will take Livingston’s spot in his first four games of the season.
The Kiwi hitter expressed his excitement about playing for the BBL team and said it was a challenge he looked forward to in his next assignment.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Renegades and look forward to being part of the Big Bash this season.This is a new challenge for me and it is great to be able to call Melbourne home this summer. and do as many runs as possible to help the team succeed. I know…I can’t wait to join the team after Christmas and play in front of all the Renegades fans at Marvel Stadium. [Docklands] And in Geelong,” Guptil said, quoting ESPNcricinfo.
Guptil has represented the Sydney Thunder in the 2012 Sydney Derby in one BBL game.
“We are delighted to have a player as talented as Martin join Renegades and we are thrilled that he has chosen to play for our club. Our record and national competitions around the world speak for themselves. We know Martin will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our playing group.
“It was a great result for our club to sign Martin and Andre in the last month. We can now get players in our class.Give us every chance to succeed in BBL 12,” he added. (Ani)
http://www.newzealandnews.net/news/273131510/martin-guptill-joins-melbourne-renegades-in-bbl-after-release-from-nz-contract Martin Guptyl released from NZ contract, joins BBL’s Melbourne Renegades