Edgbaston - Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and elected to bat
against New Zealand in their Champions Trophy Group A match at Edgbaston
Defending champions Australia made two changes from
the side that lost to England by 48 runs in their tournament opener at
Edgbaston on Saturday.
Opening batsman David Warner was left out
as a disciplinary measure following allegations he'd physically
assaulted an as yet unnamed England player, reported by the BBC and
other media as Joe Root, after Saturday's loss.
His place was taken by Glenn Maxwell.
Australia dropped fast bowler Mitchell Starc, whose 10 overs against
England cost an expensive 75 runs and brought in specialist spinner
Wicketkeeper Matthew Wade was promoted to open the innings alongside Shane Watson in Warner's absence.
held to 221 for nine by England, remained without captain Michael
Clarke as the star batsman had still to recover from the latest
recurrence of his longstanding back injury.
New Zealand were unchanged from the side that beat Sri Lanka by just one wicket in their Group A opener at Cardiff on Sunday.
Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori was passed fit after returning from a lengthy lay-off with an Achilles injury against Sri Lanka.
Shane Watson, Matthew Wade (wkt), Phillip Hughes, George Bailey (captain),
Adam Voges, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Mitchell
Johnson, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty
(wkt), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum
(captain), James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee,
Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan
Umpires: Nigel Llong (ENG), Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)
TV umpire: Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)