Guptil got injured on January 3 as he pulled his calf strain in the Ford Trophy competition, and this star player has become a concern for his team as he needs to recover before the start of the Australia series. Guptill “was improving and the injury will continue to be evaluated over a period of therapy,” according to a statement from the NZC. Guptill has a great track record in limited-overs matches as his average in ODI’s is 42.33 and in T20’s is 32.66.

The venues for the series include cities like Hobart and Sydney, and the T20I series will take place in Canberra. The upcoming ODI series between Australia and New Zealand will start on January 30 and is likely to face a change in its schedule due to the border policies of Western Australia. This series holds great significance for Ross Taylor, who will play his final international match with his team and will hang his boots for good. This will be his farewell match against Australia and also for domestic matches which will be up against the Netherlands after his final Test match with Bangladesh.

Source – www.espncricinfo.com