Amazon Warriors add Maddinson to replace Guptill
Australia batsman Nic Maddinson has been called up to the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad as a replacement player for captain Martin Guptill, who is leaving to join the New Zealand squad in Zimbabwe ahead of the two-Test series beginning on July 28.
Maddinson has played two T20Is for Australia, scoring a total of 38 runs in two innings against India and South Africa. In the most recent 2015-16 Big Bash League, Maddinson captained the Sydney Sixers and scored 141 runs in seven innings with a best of 70 against Sydney Thunder. In his T20 career, he averages 23.93 with six fifties in 50 innings.
Guptill’s last game prior to departing for Zimbabwe will be tonight’s encounter against Jamaica Tallawahs at Sabina Park. The New Zealand opener has scored 164 runs in six innings for the Amazon Warriors, who are in first place with 10 points, five points clear of the Tallawahs and Barbados Tridents. (ESPNCricinfo)
Cover photo caption: Nic Maddinson has featured in the Big Bash for Sydney Sixers but has yet to play in the CPL