England win toss, elect to field against New Zealand in 1st T20

Eoin Morgan (above) leads England in the absence of Stuart Broad in the first T20 against New Zealand in London © Getty Images

London: Jun 25, 2013

England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against Brendon McCullum’s New Zealand in the first Twenty20 match at the Oval in London.

England come in after a good run in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 after finishing as runners-up while New Zealand failed to carry their form from the ODI series victory over England and crashed out in the group stages. In the absence of Stuart Broad, middle-order batsman Morgan leads England. Boyd Rankin makes a debut for England.


England: Michael Lumb, Alex Hales, Luke Wright, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk),  Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Jade Dernbach, Boyd Rankin

New Zealand: Hamish Rutherford, James Franklin, Brendon McCullum (c & wk), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Nathan McCullum, Ian Butler, Kyle Mills, Ronnie Hira

Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the first Twenty20 match between England and New Zealand at London here