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Tigers win toss, bowl v NZ

2012-09-21 11:56

Pallekele - Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss and put New Zealand in to bat in the first Group D match of the ICC World Twenty20 on Friday.

New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee, all-rounder Rob Nicol and Daniel Vettori all recovered from bad stomachs and were included in the playing XI.

Bangladesh will be relying on their three left-arm spinners - Shakib Al Hasan, Andur Razzak and Elias Sunny - to restrict New Zealand.

Former champion Pakistan is the third team in the group from which the top two will advance to the Super Eights.

Teams:

Bangladesh:

Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Ashraful, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (captain & wk), Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Elias Sunny, Abdur Razzak, Shafiul Islam

New Zealand:

Ross Taylor (captain), Martin Guptill, Rob Nicol, Brendon McCullum, Kane Williamson, Jacob Oram, James Franklin, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills

AP