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England bat first in Champions Trophy v NZ

Press Association logoPress Association 6/06/2017 David Clough

England have brought Adil Rashid back into the team in place of the injured Chris Woakes, surprisingly choosing two spinners to take on New Zealand in a vital Champions Trophy pool match in Cardiff.

Rashid, left out for the hosts' opening victory over Bangladesh at The Oval, returned as the only change to Eoin Morgan's team - bidding to seal a semi-final berth in Group A.

New Zealand, unchanged from their no-result against Australia at Edgbaston, have elected to bowl first on a breezy morning.


Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball, Mark Wood.


Martin Guptill, Luke Ronchi, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Neil Broom, James Neesham, Corey Anderson, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.

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