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Martin Guptill © MICHAEL BRADLEY / AFP Martin Guptill New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill has been ruled out of this Friday's one-off T20 international against South Africa in Auckland, live on Sky Sports 2. 

The opener strained his hamstring during a training session and is also expected to miss two of the five one-day internationals against the touring Proteas.

Guptill will be replaced by the uncapped Glenn Phillips for this week's fixture and chief selector Gavin Larsen said the 20-year-old had shown outstanding domestic form and was an exciting prospect.

Larsen said: "He bats with power, has shown he can clear the rope, and gets a deserved opportunity to showcase his skills on the international stage."

Dean Brownlie will replace Guptill in the first two ODIs, having been unlucky to miss out on selection first time around.

Getty © Provided by BSkyB Getty Meanwhile, South Africa will make a late decision over the fitness of David Miller with Farhaan Behardien, having captained the side in the T20I series with Sri Lanka, likely to miss out should the left-hander be passed fit.

The Proteas' tour concludes with three Test matches. However, the Kiwis are yet to win a Test series against the visitors and the last time they defeated the South Africans in a five-day match was 13 years ago.

South Africa arrive in New Zealand as the world's top-ranked ODI team, after winning their last 11 matches, including 5-0 series victories over Australia and Sri Lanka.

New Zealand v South Africa


February 17, Eden Park, Auckland


February 19, Seddon Park, Hamilton

February 22, Hagley Oval, Christchurch

February 25, Westpac Stadium, Wellington

March 1, Seddon Park, Hamilton

March 4, Eden Park, Auckland


March 8-12, University Oval, Dunedin

March 16-20, Basin Reserve, Wellington

March 25-29, Seddon Park, Hamilton

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