Guptill looking to continue good form into 2016

New Zealand

New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill is approaching the end of what has been a golden year for him personally and is looking to continue that form into the next year.

One year ago Guptill was not sure about his place in the ODI side and had not played a Test in two years, but things all changed when the Word Cup came around on home soil early in the year.

The right-hander became the first New Zealand batsman to score a double-century in ODI cricket when he smashed 237 in the World Cup quarterfinal against the West Indies.

The 29 year-old earned a recall to the Test side based on his limited-overs form and promptly hit a big hundred against Sri Lanka in the first Test of the current tour.

Guptill said: "I think you go through periods in your career where you're not so confident with how you're going. The start of last summer was one of those times.

"You have those periods where things don't quite go your way and everything you try doesn't seem to work. I'm a lot more confident, I can go out and start from ball one."

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