New Zealand will hope to beat a weakened Australian side in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 © Getty Images
Birmingham: Jun 12, 2013
George Bailey‘s Australia takes on Brendon McCullum-led New Zealand in the Group A match of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 at Birmingham on Wednesday. Bailey won the toss and decided to bat first in pleasant conditions.
With Clarke ruled out of the match due to injury , and Warner missing out due to breach of Code of Behaviour, it will be a big test for the stand-in skipper George Bailey to turn Australia’s fortune around.
New Zealand on the other hand, have a great chance to beat Australia and strengthen their prospects of making it to the final four.
Australia: Shane Watson, Matthew Wade (wk), Phil Hughes, George Bailey (c), Adam Voges, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Xavier Doherty
New Zealand: Luke Ronchi (wk), Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (c), James Franklin, Nathan McCullum, Daniel Vettori, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan
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