CHENNAI: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in their second cricket World Cup warm-up match at M A Chidambaram Stadium here today.
Sachin Tendulkar is playing today’s game for India after skipping the first game against Australia. Ross Taylor will lead New Zealand instead of regular captain Daniel Vettori.
India: MS Dhoni (C), Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Munaf Patel, S Sreesanth and Zaheer Khan.
New Zealand: Ross Taylor (C), Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, James Franklin, Scott Styris, Jacob Oram, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Hamish Bennett, Luke Woodcock, Tim Southee, Jamie How, Kane Williamson and Daniel Vettori.