New Zealand call up Southee
Wellington - New Zealand called opening bat Hamish Rutherford and paceman Tim
Southee into the one-day squad on Monday as replacements for injured duo
Martin Guptill and Mitchell McClenaghan.
The pair were hurt during
the Black Caps' nail-biting win in the first one-day international
against England on Sunday, Guptill straining a hamstring and McClenaghan
a muscle in his side.
Guptill went off injured during the
three-wicket win in Hamilton but came back to score the winning runs in
dramatic fashion, belting four fours and a six while playing on one leg
to see his team home and finish on 27 not out.
Paul Close said Guptill would definitely miss the second ODI in Napier
on Wednesday and would be assessed before the final fixture in the
series in Auckland on Saturday.
His replacement, Rutherford, made
his debut for New Zealand in the recently completed Twenty20 series
against England, averaging 23 with a high score of 40.
Close said McClenaghan will miss the rest of the one-day series.
Southee returned to first-class cricket last week after two months on the sidelines following surgery on an injured thumb.