Australia Cuts Watson; Afghanistan Wins Toss And Bowls First - Yahoo News
Australia made two changes to the 11 that lost to co-host New Zealand by one wicket in Auckland last Saturday. Fast bowler Pat fitness Cummins, who has a slight side strain, made way for Josh Hazelwood, and allrounder James Faulkner returned from injury to replace Watson. Afghanistan, which beat fellow Associate team Scotland by one wicket in Dunedin in its last match, replaced Gulbadin Naib with fellow opener Usman Ghani in the only change to its lineup. ___ Lineups: Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Michael go!! Clarke (captain), Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Josh Max Workouts Hazelwood. Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (captain), Afsar Zazai, Asghar Stanikzai, Dawlat Zadran, Hamid Hassan, Javed Ahmadi, Najib Zadran, Nawroz Mangal, Samiullah Shenwari, Shahpur Zadran, Usman Ghani. Umpires: Kumar Dgharmasena, Sri Lanka, and Michael Gough, England. Third umpire: Billy Bowden, New Zealand.