Kane Williamson won the toss as New Zealand opted to bowl against South Africa in Birmingham on Wednesday.

Team news: New Zealand is unchanged while South Africa got one change with Lungi Ngidi coming in.

Pitch report: The pitch looks suited for batting and with the sun out, ball is expected to come nicely onto the bat.

Weather: The sun is out after the toss delay due to wet outfield. However, there is rain expected later in the match.


Kane Williamson: We are coming from a long break and the guys are ready to go. We thought about Nicholls, Sodhi, but stuck to the same team for this game. We know every time we play against South Africa it's going to be a tough game.

Faf du Plessis: We would have bowled as well. There is a bit of blue sky, hopefully the ball will come on nicely to the bat. They are a good team and have been playing some good cricket.

Playing XIs:

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir.