New Zealand wins toss, bowls in tri-series T20 vs. England

February 18, 2018

HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl Sunday in the tri-series Twenty20 cricket international against England at Seddon Park.

Australia, unbeaten in four matches, has already qualified for Wednesday's series final at Eden Park. New Zealand, with one win, will qualify if it wins tonight and England, with no wins, can qualify with a win but must also overtake New Zealand on run rate.

Captain Eoin Morgan returns to the England lineup after missing recent matches with a groin strain. He displaces James Vince while Tom Curran returns in place of Liam Plunkett and Liam Dawson takes over from Mark Wood.

Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner rejoins the New Zealand team in place of Ben Wheeler.


New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (captain), Mark Chapman, Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Tim Seifert, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Ish Sodhi.

England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran.

Umpires: Chris Brown, New Zealand, and Paul Wilson, Australia.

TV umpire: Shaun Haig, New Zealand. Match referee: Javagal Srinath, India.

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