ICC World Twenty20

NZ win toss, bat against Australia

2016-03-18 11:36
Kane Williamson (AFP)

Dharamsala - New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat in their World Twenty20 tie against Australia in Dharmasala on Friday.

New Zealand spinner Nathan McCullum made way for Mitchell McClenaghan despite playing a leading role during the Black Caps' shock opening victory over hosts India on Tuesday.

Australia elected to play two spinners, Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa, with paceman Josh Hazlewood missing out in what is the team's opening match in a tournament they have never won.


Australia: Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson , Steven Smith (captain), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Peter Nevill, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (captain), Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell MClenaghan, Ish Sodhi.

Umpires: Marais Erasmus(RSA) and Nigel Llong (ENG)

TV Umpire: Richard Illingworth(ENG)

Reserve umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)


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