Australia bowl first, Josh Philippe handed worldwide debut
Jhye Richardson and Kyle Jamieson, who earned large on the IPL public sale, each line up in Christchurch
Australia received the toss and determined to bowl in opposition to New Zealand
Australia’s captain Aaron Finch received the toss and despatched New Zealand in to bat within the first T20 worldwide of a five-match collection at Hagley Oval on the tenth anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake.
The vacationers referred to as up Josh Philippe for his worldwide debut after one other robust BBL with the Sydney Sixers, having beforehand been part of Australia’s prolonged squad for white-ball collection in opposition to India and England final yr.
Jhye Richardson can be again for his first T20I in Australian colors since dislocating his shoulder in a one-day collection in opposition to Pakistan within the UAE previous to the 2019 World Cup.
New Zealand disregarded Hamish Bennett and Mark Chapman from their XI, which is able to characteristic Tim Seifert and Martin Guptill opening the batting with Kane Williamson to return in at No. 3. This may even be Kyle Jamieson’s first assembly with the Australians, after he fetched a hefty value finally week’s IPL public sale.
New Zealand 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Tim Seifert (wk), 3 Kane Williamson (capt), 4 Devon Conway, 5 Glenn Philipps, 6 Jimmy Neesham, 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Kyle Jamieson, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Ish Sodhi, 11 Trent Boult
Australia 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 Matthew Wade (wk), 3 Josh Philippe, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Mitchell Marsh, 7 Daniel Sams, 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Jhye Richardson, 10 Kane Richardson, 11 Adam Zampa
Daniel Brettig is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. @danbrettig