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WC 2003 - Must-win New Zealand sent in to bat by Windies captain

Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2003, 23:53 [IST]
 
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Port Elizabeth (South Africa): West Indies captain Carl Hooper won the toss and sent New Zealand to bat in the World Cup Group 'B' match at St George's Park on Thursday.West Indies, which beat host South Africa in the opening match, will ensure its place in the super-six round if its wins.The Kiwis face a must-win situation, having lost to Sri Lanka and likely to forfeit their game against Kenya at Nairobi on February 21 for security reasons.New Zealand: Stephen Fleming (captain), Andre Adams, Nathan Astle, Shane Bond, Chris Cairns, Chris Harris, Brendon McCullum, Jacob Oram, Scott Styris, Daryl Tuffey and Lou Vincent.West Indies: Carl Hooper (captain), Ridley Jacobs, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Mervyn Dillon, Vasbert Drakes, Chris Gayle, Wavell Hinds, Brian Lara, Nixon McLean, Ricardo Powell and Ramnaresh Sarwan. Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (South Africa) and Darrell Hair (Australia). Third umpire: Srinivas Venkatraghavan (India).Match referee: Mike Procter (South Africa).

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