Martin Guptill of New Zealand walks off after being dismissed during the one-day international (ODI) cricket match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park in Auckland on January 30, 2017. / AFP / MICHAEL BRADLEY (Photo credit should read MICHAEL BRADLEY/AFP/Getty Images)

Martin Guptill could be the latest gun New Zealander in line to join the Big Bash League after his made the call to walk away from his central contract with the board.

The veteran Black Cap has played 47 Tests, 198 ODIs and 122 T20s for his country, to go with an extra 181 matches at the domestic level in the shortest form of the game around the world.

That number could now skyrocket for the 36-year-old, who has followed Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme in deciding not to hold onto his New Zealand contract.

It comes after he was included in the T20 World Cup squad where New Zealand made the semi-finals, but fell short against Pakistan at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Guptill didn't play a single game in the tournament, replaced at the top of the order by young gun Finn Allen, while he has also since missed out on playing against India in the shortest form of the game.

Guptill has made it clear he will chase other opportunities in giving up his contract, and while there will be competitions in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates during January, the BBL could be beckoning.

His availability comes with both the Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers chasing replacements at the top of the order following the withdrawals of Liam Livingstone and Laurie Evans respectively.

It has left the veteran Kiwi as a likely target for both clubs, with the BBL under three weeks from getting away, the first game of the season to be played on December 13.