Guptill ruled out of second ODI

New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill has been ruled out of the second ODI against Australia in Napier due to a hamstring problem.

Dean Brownlie, the Northern Districts batsman who has not featured in a New Zealand team in any format since late 2014, has been called into the squad as cover for Guptill.

Guptill picked up the injury during the thrilling opening match of the Chappell-Hadlee series in Auckland, which New Zealand won by six runs.

Guptill scored 61 in New Zealand's innings, and then while fielding suffered what coach Mike Hesson described as a minor hamstring strain.

"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," Hesson said.

"He'll remain with the team and we'll continue to monitor him ahead of the third ODI in Hamilton."

The second ODI in Napier is scheduled for Thursday, and the series concludes in Hamilton on Sunday.