New Zealand’s veteran opening batsman Martin Guptill has stated his ambitions to don the national jersey for the 2023 World Cup as well. The senior player believes he has the potential to keep on serving his country till the next marquee event.
Guptill, who is of 33 years of age, badly flopped in the previous World Cup where New Zealand suffered a heartbreak in the final against England. With the next showpiece 50-over scheduled to take place in India, Guptill said he was motivated to keep on playing and help his team achieve the ultimate prize in cricket.
“I don't think one-day cricket is going anywhere, there's still a World Cup to play for in three years' time, and leading up to that there's going to be a lot of ODI cricket. I enjoy the ODI format, so hopefully there's plenty more to come,” Guptill said.
“Pending body issues and form and things like that, hopefully I can stick around and put enough numbers on the board to be in that squad,” he added.