Kiwis elect to bat against India in 2nd Test!

HYDERABAD: New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori won the toss and elected to bat in the cricket second Test against India at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here today.

New Zealand have made three changes to the side that played in the first Test at Motera.

Paceman Brent Arnel replaced Hamish Bennett, Tim Southee came in for spinner Jeetan Patel while Martin Guptill replaced BJ Watling.

India have retained the XI that played in the series opener.

Teams:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zahee Khan, S Sreesanth and Pragyan Ojha.

New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (C), Brendon McCullum, Tim McIntosh, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Gareth Hopkins, Chris Martin, Tim Southee and Brent Arnel. (PTI)

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