New Zealand to bat against Sri Lanka in 6th ODI
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first in the sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dunedin on Sunday.
Dunedin: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat first in the sixth one-day international against Sri Lanka in Dunedin on Sunday.
A win to New Zealand will give them an unbeatable 4-1 lead in the series with a match to play.
However, the only game they lost was the only other time captain Brendon McCullum has won the toss.
"We think the wicket`s pretty good and there`s little in it after the first 10-15 overs," McCullum said of his decision to bat and after batting first on the same wicket in the fifth ODI on Friday when New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs.
New Zealand have made two changes to that side with Daniel Vettori coming in for Nathan McCullum and Kyle Mills, returning from injury for his first match in the series, replacing Tim Southee.
Vettori`s selection sees him start his 280th ODI, overtaking former captain Stephen Fleming as New Zealand`s most capped player.
Sri Lanka have also made two changes with Dhammika Prasad in for Nuwan Kulasakera and Rangana Herath replacing Sachithra Senanayake.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (capt), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Daniel Vettori, Kyle Mills, Trent Boult, Mitchell McClenaghan
Sri Lanka: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne (capt), Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath, Dhammika Prasad, Suranga Lakmal.