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ICC World Cup: Australia opt to bat against England

ICC World Cup: England vs Australia
Australian openers Aaron Finch (L) and David Warner. AFP

Birmingham: Australian captain Aaron Finch won the toss and opted to bat against hosts England in their ICC World Cup semifinal at Edgbaston, here on Thursday.

The defending champions made one change to their playing eleven as Peter Handscomb came in for an injured Usman Khawaja. England, on the other hand, have gone with the same team that featured against New Zealand in their last league game.

Teams:

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon

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