Toss: Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain, won the toss on his 100th One-Day International appearance and opted to bowl first in the second game of the three-match series against Australia at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday (December 6).
Australia: IN: James Faulkner. OUT: Adam Zampa.
New Zealand: IN: Tim Southee. OUT: Lockie Ferguson.
Series: Australia have the lead in the three-match series after their 68-run victory in Sydney, powered by Steven Smith’s 164. New Zealand will need to win this match to stay alive in the series, ahead of the final ODI in Melbourne.
Conditions: The toss was delayed by 30 minutes due to persistent showers. It’s overcast, and the forecast is for more showers in Canberra. The pitch has traditionally been good for batting, especially in the first innings – the six most recent ODIs at the venues have been won by the team batting first.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith (capt), George Bailey, Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Jimmy Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Colin Munro, Mitchell Santner, Colin de Grandhomme, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult.