New Zealand put England in to bat

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2008, 15:24 [IST]
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Chester-Le-Street: New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to field in the first one-day international against England at the Riverside here Sunday.

Both teams made changes from Friday's Twenty20 match at Old Trafford, which England won by nine wickets.

England recalled left-arm quick Ryan Sidebottom, their current player of the year, in place of all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas.

New Zealand made two changes for the first of this five-match series.

Gareth Hopkins replaced out-of-form batsman Peter Fulton. Hopkins was also down to keep wicket with regular gloveman Brendon McCullum playing as an opening batsman only.

Teenage quick Tim Southee, fit after an ankle problem, was called up for his one-day international debut after Mark Gillespie was dropped.

World Cup semi-finalists New Zealand have lost just one of their last eight 50 overs per side contests, a run that includes a 3-1 series win over England on home soil in February.


England: Luke Wright, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Paul Collingwood (capt), Owais Shah, Tim Ambrose (wkt), Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom, James Anderson

New Zealand: Jamie How, Brendon McCullum, James Marshall, Ross Taylor, Scott Styris, Daniel Flynn, Gareth Hopkins (wkt), Daniel Vettori (capt), Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Michael Mason

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Nigel Llong (ENG)

TV umpire: Peter Hartley (ENG)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)

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