Lineups Confirmed for 4th ODI

The playing elevens for the 4th ODI between New Zealand and Australia have been named with NZ making three changes and Australia two.

New Zealand have decided to rest Daniel Vettori as a precaution following his continued back problems the past couple of years. This to ensure he plays a full part in the upcoming three test series against Australia.

With Daryl Tuffey having been dropped and Michael Papps injured this has meant Craig Cumming and Lance Hamilton make their way into the team while Jeff Wilson returns after missing out on selection in the Eden Park one-dayer.

Australia mean while have decided to make two changes with Ricky Ponting & Brad Hogg taking a well deserved break. This has opened up the chance for James Hopes to make his debut while all four fast bowlers have been selected for the first time this series.

The teams are as follows:

New Zealand

Stephen Fleming (capt)
Nathan Astle
Hamish Marshall
Craig McMillan
James Marshall
Craig Cumming
Chris Cairns
Brendon McCullum
Jeff Wilson
Kyle Mills
Lance Hamilton


Adam Gilchrist (capt)
Simon Katich
Damien Martyn
Andrew Symonds
Michael Clarke
Mike Hussey
James Hopes
Brett Lee
Jason Gillespie
Michael Kasprowicz
Glenn McGrath

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