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Guptill out of Napier ODI
Australia tour of New Zealand

Guptill out of Napier ODI

A hamstring injury has ruled out Martin Guptill from the Napier One-Day International against Australia.

The lanky opener sustained the injury while he was fielding during the first of the three one-dayers at Auckland, which New Zealand won by six runs.

Guptill top scored with 61 from 73 balls with eight 4s that saw the hosts put 286 runs on the board.

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson confirmed about Guptill’s unavailability on Tuesday and said: "Martin felt tightness in his left hamstring while fielding yesterday and after being monitored over the last 24 hours it's become apparent he won't quite be ready for Napier."

The 30-year-old opener, however, will remain with the squad and will be monitored ahead of the final ODI at Hamilton.

Dean Brownlie has been called to replace Guptill.

Brownlie has donned Kiwi colours in 29 internationals across all three formats. He last time took the field for New Zealand in 2014 during the tour of United Arab Emirates.