Aaron Finch: “Hopefully later on slow up a little, and take a bit of spin. I think it’s a difficult wicket from the previous one. No changes, everyone who contributed to the win has done really well. Everyone has played at some point, so it’s going well.”
Kane Williamson: “”We would have batted too. Two changes – Ish Sodhi comes in for Matt Henry, and also Henry Nicholls comes in for Colin Munro.”
Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
Australia team: Finch (c), Warner, Khawaja, Smith, Maxwell, Stoinis, Carey (wk), Cummins, Starc, Lyon, Behrendorff.
New Zealand team : Guptill. Nicholls, Williamson (c), Taylor, Latham (wk), Neesham, de Grandhomme, Santner, Sodhi, Ferguson, Boult.
Watch NZ v Aus cricket highlights videos today – 37th match (D/N), ICC Cricket World Cup from Lord’s, London (England) Saturday, 29-6-2019.
Australia v New Zealand Icc Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
The strip that was used for the England-Australia game on Tuesday is set to be reused on Saturday. The weather is expected to be fine for the duration of the match. Australia got their selection spot on against England for the conditions at Lord’s and there would seem little reason to change unless there are specific match-ups they want to target.
New Zealand have fielded the same XI throughout the tournament although Mitchell Santner admitted they should have brought in Ish Sodhi against Pakistan. Alongside Sodhi and Henry Nicholls, Tim Southee is also in reserve and could squeeze out Matt Henry who has taken just one wicket in his last four matches.
Match Timings: 13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00 Interval 17.00-17.30, Second Session 17.30-21.00
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Sir Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Michael Gough
Match number – ODI no. 4178