WEST INDIES VS NEW ZEALAND CRICKET WORLD CUP

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Carpe Diem, The Guptill Way

And to think, had Jesse Ryder not pulled himself out of the reckoning for the World Cup, Martin Guptill may not have batted today. Dumped from the Test team in 2013 and far from his best in the months leading upto the selection of the New Zealand squad for the tournament, the 28-year-old opener would not have been many people's pick to take the plaudits at the end of a one-sided quarter-final which ended in a 143-run drubbing of West Indies.