World T20 final: England win toss, field against Australia
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados: England captain Paul Collingwood won the toss and elected to field against Australia in the World Twenty20 final at the Kensington Oval here on Sunday.
Both sides are unchanged from their respective semi-final wins in St Lucia, where England beat Sri Lanka by seven wickets on Thursday and Australia defeated defending champions Pakistan by three wickets, in a thrilling match that went to the penultimate ball, on Friday.
This is a first World Twenty20 final for both Australia, unbeaten at the tournament so far, and England.
But whereas Australia have won four World Cups, the latest on this ground three years ago, and a Champions Trophy, England have never triumphed in the final of a major international one-day tournament.
Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (captain), David Hussey, Michael Hussey, Cameron White, Brad Haddin (wk), Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Tait, Dirk Nannes.
England: Michael Lumb, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood (capt), Eoin Morgan, Luke Wright, Tim Bresnan, Michael Yardy, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad, Ryan Sidebottom
Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Billy Doctrove (WI), TV umpire: Billy Bowden (NZ)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL).