England win toss, opt to bat against New Zealand

England win toss, opt to bat against New Zealand

Agency News

Chester-le-Street, Jul 3: England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat against New Zealand in the must-win World Cup match here at Riverside Ground on Wednesday.

England made no change in their team, while New Zealand made two changes in the team, for this important match.

Southee and Henry replaced Ferguson and Sodhi, respectively in the New Zealand team.

England will be high on confidence after a comprehensive win over India on Sunday and a win in this match will seal their semi-final berth. England have 10 points from eight games and are at the fourth spot in the Points Table.

On the other hand, New Zealand are at the third place, with 11 points in eight matches and have suffered back-to-back losses against Pakistan and Australia.

Playing XI

New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Matt Henry, Trent Boult

England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood. (UNI)