DHARAMSALA, India (AP) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss against Australia and opted to bat first in their World Twenty20 Group 2 game on Friday.
New Zealand made one change to the side that stunned tournament favorite India by 47 runs in their opening game at Nagpur, bringing in left-arm seam bowler Mitchell McClenaghan for offspinner Nathan McCullum.
World Cup champion Australia went in without Aaron Finch but played left-arm spin allrounder Ashton Agar.
This is the first T20 between them in six years.
Australia: Usman Khawaja, Shane Watson , Steven Smith (captain), David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Peter Nevill, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (captain), Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Mitchell MClenaghan, Ish Sodhi.