Ireland invites New Zealand to bat

Published: Thursday, June 11, 2009, 17:38 [IST]
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Trent Bridge: Ireland have won the toss and elected to field against New Zealand at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

Vettori is still not playing as he has not recovered from injury. To add to that, Taylor Ryder is missing the game due to injury problems.

Aaron Redmond who plays club cricket England and has been drafted into the kiwis team.

For Ireland, Niall O'Brien and Trent Johnston come back and so does Connell. Rankin, Bray and White are left out.


Ireland (Playing XI): William Porterfield(c), Niall Obrien, Andre Botha, Gary Wilson(w), Kevin Obrien, John Mooney, Trent Johnston, Regan West, Alex Cusack, Kyle McCallan, Peter Connell

New Zealand (Playing XI): Brendon McCullum(c), Aaron Redmond, Martin Guptill, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Neil Broom, Peter McGlashan(w), James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Ian Butler, Kyle Mills

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