Australia win toss, opt to bat against New Zealand

Australia win toss, opt to bat against New Zealand

Agency News

London, Jun 29 : Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat against New Zealand in the World Cup match here at Lord's on Saturday. Australia made no changes in their playing eleven.

Meanwhile, New Zealand made two changes in their team as Ish Sodhi and Henry Nicholls came in place of Matt Henry and Colin Munro respectively.

The Aaron Finch-led Australia side is so far the only team who has officially qualified for the semi-finals.

On the other hand, New Zealand are placed third in the points Table and will look to register a win and confirm their spot in the semi-finals.

Playing XI
Australia- Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff

New Zealand- Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult (UNI)