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New Zealand opt to bat against Australia in WC Final

NZ-Aus-FinalNew Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the cricket World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne on Sunday. Both teams have gone in with an unchanged squad. New Zealand had defeated South Africa in a thriller in the first semifinal. Australia defeated India in an one-sided game in the second semifinal.


Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Michael Clarke (Captain), Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum (captain), Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi (wicketkeeper), Daniel Vettori, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

Match Details:

Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena (Sri Lanka) and Richard Kettleborough (England)
TV umpire – Marais Erasmus (South Africa)
Match referee – Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire – Ian Gould (England).

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