NZ ask England to bat

2015-06-09 14:54
Brendon McCullum (Getty)

Birmingham - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to field against England in the first one-day international at Edgbaston on Tuesday.

England, looking to revive their one-day fortunes after a wretched first-round exit at this year's World Cup that included an eight-wicket thrashing by New Zealand, gave an ODI debut to Kent batsman Sam Billings.

They decided to open with the hard-hitting duo of Alex Hales and Jason Roy, while leg-spinner Adil Rashid was also included.

Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor, Northamptonshire all-rounder David Willey and Durham paceman Mark, all in England's squad, failed to make the XI.

World Cup finalists New Zealand gave a debut to spin bowling all-rounder Mitchell Santner.

They also included left-arm paceman Mitchell McClenaghan, who helped the Mumbai Indians win this season's Twenty20 Indian Premier League, with Tim Southee rested. 

This day/night fixture was the first of a five-match series and came after England and New Zealand shared a two-match Test series 1-1.



Eoin Morgan (captain), Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Adil Rashi, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Steven Finn

New Zealand

Brendon McCullum (captain), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Matt Henry, Mitchell McClenaghan, Trent Boult

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Michael Gough (ENG)

TV umpire: Steve Davis (AUS)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

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