June 2, 2009

Australia vs New Zealand ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up: previews and Squads

Before the most anticipating world Twenty20 championship, all the selected teams meet in the warm-up cricket match festival in England from the last few days. Today there is an important tournament between Australia and New Zealand played at Kennington Oval, London and the match will be begun at 17:30 local time (16:30 GMT). As well as the most important ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Match will be take part between India and Pakistan tomorrow.

ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches
Australia v New Zealand 2009 season
Played at Kennington Oval, London (neutral venue)
2 June 2009 - day/night (20-over match)

Both elevens are all set to each other. Previously, New Zeeland met to the champions on Monday and New Zealand won by 9 runs. It is a celebration for the Back Caps. Last year they appeared as an outstanding movement played in semi-final and beat to Pakistan.

New Zealand squad
NT Broom, IG Butler, BJ Diamanti, JEC Franklin, MJ Guptill, BB McCullum†, NL McCullum, PD McGlashan, KD Mills, IE O'Brien, JDP Oram, JD Ryder, SB Styris, LRPL Taylor, DL Vettori*

For Australian, this year will be a big challenge because they about to lose their proud in all areas of cricket. Although the recent tour of Pakistan was fruitful but nothing to be happy more. During the tour of South Africa and the home series could not do well at all.

Australia squad
NW Bracken, MJ Clarke, BJ Haddin†, NM Hauritz, BW Hilfenhaus, JR Hopes, DJ Hussey, MEK Hussey, MG Johnson, B Lee, RT Ponting*, PM Siddle, A Symonds, DA Warner, SR Watson

There are many players form the both teams took part in the Twenty20 formatted IPL tournament and got a big chance to warm-up before them. And the tournaments are going on is similar to that. They have got opportunity to adjust with England’s weather condition by playing some single matches with different teams.

souce: Cricinfo