Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill. (Photo: Twitter)

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill has become just the second batsman in T20I history to breach the 3000-run mark. He achieved it during his knock against Scotland in their Super 12 stage match in the ongoing T20 World Cup.

Guptill reached the milestone after Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, who currently has 3225 runs in 92 matches. The Kiwi opener secured the feat in 105 matches while opening for Black Caps, scoring at an average of 32.30 with a good strike rate of 136.29.

Martin Guptill
Martin Guptill made his debut in 2009. (Image Credit: Twitter)

He has scored two centuries in his T20I career along with the seventeen fifties. In the process, Guptill also holds the record for most sixes by a player, having bludgeoned 148 sixes so far, followed by Rohit Sharma with 134 sixes.

Among the top teams, South Africa is his favorite opponent. Guptill has scored 424 runs in 10 matches against the Proteas, including a blazing knock of 101*. His average against them is a commendable 53.

India cricket team, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli leads the run chart in T20Is. (Image Credits: Twitter)

Guptill is currently playing in the T20 World Cup for the Black Caps. He was their best player at the 2016 T20 World Cup and will be expected to do well in the ongoing tournament if his team needs to progress into the later stages.

Martin Guptill is second on the list of all-time run-getters in T20I cricket

| Player         | Career    | Matches | Runs | HS   | Strike Rate | Average |
+----------------+-----------+---------+------+------+-------------+---------+
| Virat Kohli    | 2010-2021 | 92      | 3225 | 94*  | 137.93      | 52.01   |
+----------------+-----------+---------+------+------+-------------+---------+
| Martin Guptill | 2009-2021 | 105     | 3004 | 105  | 136.29      | 32.30   |
+----------------+-----------+---------+------+------+-------------+---------+
| Rohit Sharma   | 2007-2021 | 113     | 2878 | 118  | 138.63      | 31.97   |
+----------------+-----------+---------+------+------+-------------+---------+
| Paul Stirling  | 2009-2021 | 92      | 2570 | 115* | 136.05      | 30.96   |
+----------------+-----------+---------+------+------+-------------+---------+
| Aaron Finch    | 2011-2021 | 79      | 2554 | 172  | 148.22      | 37.01   |
+----------------+-----------+---------+------+------+-------------+---------+

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