South Africa decide to field against New ZealandSeptember 24th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Centurion, Sep 24 (IANS) South Africa won the toss and decided to field against New Zealand in their Champions Trophy Group B match at the SuperSport Park here Thursday.
It is a must-win match for South Africa who lost their opening match against Sri Lanka at the same venue.
New Zealand will be without Jacob Oram, who is out with an injured hamstring, and fast bowler Ian Butler who is down with a stomach bug. They have been replaced by wicketkeeper-batsman Gareth Hopkins and Daryl Tuffey.
South Africa field an unchanged side.
New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (captain), Jesse Ryder, Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Neil Broom, Gareth Hopkins (wicket-keeper), Kyle Mills, Daryl Tuffey, Shane Bond.
South Africa: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Mark Boucher (wicket-keeper), Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Roelof van der Merwe, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn
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