Cricket

Black Caps choose to bat

2014-01-11 08:38
Corey Anderson and Brendon McCullum (Getty Images)

Auckland - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first in the opening Twenty20 against the West Indies at Eden Park on Saturday.

Nathan McCullum, who becomes only the third New Zealander to play 50 Twenty20 internationals, will lead the teams on to the field.

The two other New Zealanders to have passed the 50 mark are his brother and captain Brendon McCullum, and former Test skipper Ross Taylor.

Teams

New Zealand: Brendon McCullum (captain), Corey Anderson, Martin Guptill, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Jesse Ryder, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor.

West Indies: Dwayne Bravo (captain), Samuel Badree, Tino Best, Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Lendl Simmons, Chadwick Walton, Andre Russell, Kieran Powell.

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney (NZL), Derek Walker (NZL)

TV umpire: Gary Baxter (NZL)

Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)

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