New Zealand bats first against Australia at World Twenty20

Updated Mar. 5, 2020 2:15 a.m. ET

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.