New Zealand elect to bat against Pakistan

March 8th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Jesse Ryder Pallekele, March 8 (IANS) New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in a World Cup Group A match here Tuesday.

New Zealand made one change to the side, with all-rounder Jacob Oram coming in place of Jesse Ryder.

Pakistan made two changes, bringing in pacer Shoaib Akhtar and left-arm spinner Abdur Rehman for fast bowler Wahab Riaz and off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.

Teams:
Daniel Vettori (captain), Brendon McCullum (wicketkeeper), Marton Guptill, Jamie How, Ross Taylor, James Franklin, Scott Styris, Niall McCullum, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Jacob Oram.

Pakistan:
Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal (wicketkeeper), Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Umar Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Abdur Rehman, Umar Gul, Shoaib Akhtar.

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