Black Caps elect to bat against Bangladesh

Kane Williamson (AFP)
Kane Williamson (AFP)

Kolkata - New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in their final group match at cricket's World Twenty20 in Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium on Saturday.

New Zealand have already qualified for next week's semi-finals but victory would ensure they complete the group stages with a 100 percent record and top their pool.

New Zealand made two changes from the side that beat Pakistan on Tuesday, bringing in spinner Nathan McCullum in place of Adam Milne and calling up opener Henry Nicholls to gave Martin Guptill a rest.

Bangladesh made no changes to the side that went down to a one-run defeat against India on Wednesday.

Bangladesh have already been knocked out of the tournament after losing their first three games to Pakistan, Australia and India.

Teams

New Zealand

Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (captain), Colin Munro, Corey Anderson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Mitchell McClenaghan, Ish Sodhi

Bangladesh (from)

Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shuvagata Hom, Mashrafe Mortaza (capt), Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

Umpires: Johan Cloete (RSA) and Michael Gough (ENG)

TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

Match referee: Andrew Pycroft (ZIM)

Reserve umpire: Vineet Kulkarni (IND)

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