ICC World Twenty20

Black Caps opt to bat in World T20 opener

2016-03-15 16:02
ICC World Twenty20

Nagpur - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against India in the opening match of the World Twenty20 main draw in Nagpur on Tuesday.

The Kane Williamson-led Kiwis have left out Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Henry Nicholls and Mitchell McClenaghan.

Indian skipper MS Dhoni fielded an unchanged side that won the Asia Cup final against Bangladesh, as the red-hot favourites begin their quest to become the first team to win the World T20 title twice.



MS Dhoni (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah

New Zealand

Kane Williamson (capt), Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Grant Elliott, Ross Taylor, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Ish Sodhi, Mitchell Santner

Umpires: Kumar Dharamsena (SRI), Richard Illingworth (ENG)

TV umpire: Marais Eradmus (RSA)

Reserve umpire: Nigel Llong (ENG)

Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)

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