Australia batsman Nic Maddinson has been called up to the Guyana Amazon Warriors squad as a replacement for captain Martin Guptill, who is leaving to join the New Zealand squad ahead of the two-Test series against Zimbabwe beginning 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, who finished last, 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 was Friday's encounter against Jamaica Tallawahs at Sabina Park where he scored a duck in his team's loss.