Guptill isn't done playing; he's still driven to improve: Kiwi captain Williamson

Martin Guptill has been a great player for New Zealand, says Kane Williamson . Guptill has been on NZ white ball squads for the better part of 14 years .

Auckland (New Zealand), November 24: Kane Williamson, the current Zealand captain, said on Thursday that veteran opener Martin Guptill has been a great player for his team and is continuing to improve.On Friday, India will kick off the ODI series against New Zealand in Eden Park, Auckland.The Men in Blue won the three-match T20I series 1-0 after a rainy start.I had a few chats with him.

He left the sport to play in other leagues, but is now available for New Zealand.He is unquestionably one of our best white ball players.It is just trying to find that balance.We have seen it with other players who have considered other opportunities.

He has not retired.He is also committed to keep playing and getting better.As a player, you go through various phases, go through different phases.In a pre-match press conference, Williamson said it's about coping with it.

He has played in 47 Tests and scored 2,586 runs at an average of 29.38.In 189 ODIs, Guptill has scored 7,346 runs at an average of 41.73 in 195 innings, scoring three centuries and 17 fifties from his bat.He has 18 ODI tons and 39 half-centuries to his name, with the highest result being 237.In addition, he has recorded 3,531 runs in 122 T20IS, with an average of 31.81, with two tons and 20 fifties, with the highest score being 105.

Williamson has said that while he will continue to play in the 2023 50-over World Cup, he is not retiring from international cricket and is third on the world all-time T20 list.Williamson said he still enjoys playing all styles and experimenting between them.Williamson said the team will have to re-connect a bit after playing ODIs in such a large number of T20Is.There haven't been a lot of ODIs, only T20Is, with some tests included.

The world is shifting.These are just a few points.But it's all about being practical and spontaneous, going out and experiencing oneself.He said that a lot of ODI cricket is coming.

In January next year, New Zealand will return to India for a white-ball series.Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Adam Milne, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, and Tim Southee are among the ODI players.

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