When his contract with New Zealand expired, Martin Guptill joined the Melbourne Renegades in the BBL.

Martin Guptill has signed with the Melbourne Renegades for the 2022 Big Bash League . Guptill will play the final ten games of the regular season on December 28 .

Wellington (New Zealand) – On November 25, New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has signed with the Melbourne Renegades for the 2022 Big Bash League (BBL) season, just days after being released from his New Zealand contract.Guptill is not only a replacement for England's Test squad, who withdrawn from the competition due to his increased international commitment.Livingstone was the top pick in the overseas group.Guptill will play the final ten games of the regular season on December 28.Andre Russell will play for Livingstones for the first four games of the season.The Kiwi batter expressed his excitement to play for the BBL team and referred to his next assignment as a challenge he is looking forward to.

For me, this is a new challenge, and it would be nice to call Melbourne home for the summer.I'll be doing as many runs as possible to help propel the Renegades up the ladder and push for team glory.Over the years, I've met a few of the guys on the international circuit and know it'll be a fantastic working environment for me to work part of.According to ESPNcricinfo, I cant wait to join the team after Christmas and play in front of a slew of Renegades fans at Marvel Stadium Docklands and in Geelong.Guptill has played in one BBL game, representing Sydney Thunder in the 2012 Sydney Derby.

The Martins' record over a long time in the shortest game for New Zealand and in domestic competitions around the world speaks for itself.We are confident that Martin will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our playing group and look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in red, according to Renegades General Manager James Rosengarten.Our club has had a great start to the month by signing Martin and Andre.With Andre playing the first four matches and Martin joining us from there, we now have a top-quality player available for the duration of the tournament, which will give us every chance of success in BBL 12.

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