Maddinson joins Guyana in place of Guptill


Australia batsman Nic Maddinson will open the batting for the Guyana Amazon Warriors when captain Martin Guptill leaves the CPL to join up with New Zealand.

The Black Caps are playing a set of Test series in Zimbabwe and South Africa later this month, so Guptill will join up with his team in Harare, leaving New South Wales' Maddinson to take over.

This will be Maddinson's first stint in the CPL, though he has a good record in T20 cricket for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.

Maddinson is expected to make his debut for the table-toppers on 24 July, against the St Lucia Zouks.