England win toss and field against Australia
England captain Paul Collingwood won the toss and elected to field in the first of two Twenty20 internationals against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday.cricket Updated: Aug 30, 2009 20:57 IST
England captain Paul Collingwood won the toss and elected to field in the first of two Twenty20 internationals against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday.
England made three changes from the side that went out of the World Twenty20 in a defeat by the West Indies at the Oval in June.
Kent opener Joe Denly, who top-scored with 67 on his 50-over one-day international debut against Ireland in Belfast on Thursday, was brought in for his Twenty20 debut.
Matt Prior, a member of the England side that beat Australia 2-1 in the Ashes, replaced Essex wicketkeeper James Foster and Jonathan Trott, came in for fellow South Africa born batsman Kevin Pietersen, still sidelined with an Achilles tendon injury.
Collingwood was leading England because Ashes-winning skipper Andrew Strauss has opted out of Twenty20 internationals.
Australia, unchanged from the team that beat Scotland by 189 runs in a one-day international in Edinburgh on Friday, gave Twenty20 debuts to former Netherlands pace bowler Dirk Nannes and wicketkeeper Tim Paine.
And their decision to stick with the Edinburgh line-up meant fast bowler Brett Lee, who missed the whole of the Ashes series with a side injury, faced England for the first time in an international match this tour.
Australia were captained by Michael Clarke, deputising for Ricky Ponting who is missing the first half of a one-day leg of the tour that also includes seven ODIS.
Australia have lost their last five Twenty20 internationals, having made a first round exit from the World Twenty20.
The second of this two-match series takes place at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
England: Joe Denly, Ravi Bopara, Jonathan Trott, Matt Prior (wkt), Paul Collingwood (capt), Owais Shah, Luke Wright, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Ryan Sidebottom, James Anderson
Australia: Shane Watson, David Warner, Michael Clarke (capt), David Hussey, Cameron White, Adam Voges, Tim Paine (wkt), Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Nathan Hauritz, Dirk Nannes
Umpires: Ian Gould (ENG) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)
TV umpire: Peter Hartley (ENG)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)