One of many Black Caps’ best limited-overs gamers, Guptill will exchange Englishman Liam Livingstone on the Melbourne franchise.
The No 1 choose within the inaugural BBL draft, Livingstone cited workload strain for withdrawing from the event earlier this week.
Guptill’s signature is a vital one for the struggling Renegades and the BBL with the competitors determined for giant names greater than ever.
The explosive right-hander shall be accessible for 10 common season video games, beginning with the Renegades’ December 28 conflict with the Sydney Sixers.
“Martin’s file over a protracted time frame within the shortest type of the sport for New Zealand and in home competitions all over the world speaks for itself,” Renegades James Rosengarten mentioned.
“We all know Martin will add a wealth of expertise and data to our enjoying group and look ahead to seeing what he can produce in pink.”
Guptill is New Zealand’s highest T20I run-scorer and the 35-year-old sits solely behind Indian stars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma in world cricket.
After being one of many first names picked in NZ sides for a decade, Guptill was missed in favour of younger gun Finn Allen for the latest T20 World Cup.
Guptill on Wednesday turned the third New Zealand cricketer to forgo a central contract with the intention to be a part of the T20 league circuit.
“This can be a new problem for me, and it is going to be good to name Melbourne residence for the summer season. I will be attempting to make as many runs as I can to assist drive the Renegades again up the ladder and push for staff success.”
Star West Indies allrounder Andre Russell has dedicated to the Renegades for the primary 4 video games of the event.