England elect to bat against South Africa

CENTURION, South Africa - England captain Andrew Strauss elected to bat after winning the toss against South Africa in the Champions Trophy here on Sunday.

By (AFP)

Published: Sun 27 Sep 2009, 6:37 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:49 AM

South Africa have one victory after two matches in the four-team Group B, while England have won their opening game. Sri Lanka and New Zealand are other teams in the group, with the top two advancing to the semi-finals.

England: Andrew Strauss (capt), Joe Denly, Owais Shah, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Luke Wright, James Anderson, Graham Onions.

South Africa: Graeme Smith (capt), Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Mark Boucher, Albie Morkel, Johan Botha, Roelof van der Merwe, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn.

Umpires: Steve Davis (AUS) and Tony Hill (NZL)

TV umpire: Billy Bowden (NZL)

Referee: Roshan Mahanama (SRI)

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