England opt to bat against Australia

Andrew-StraussCenturion, Oct 2 : England captain Andrew Strauss won the toss and opted to bat against Australia in the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy at the SuperSport here Friday.


Australia: Shane Watson, Tim Paine (wicketkeeper), Ricky Ponting (captain), Mike Hussey, Cameron White, Callum Ferguson, James Hopes, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Nathan Hauritz and Peter Siddle.

England: Andrew Strauss (captain), Joe Denly, Owais Shah, Paul Collingwood, Eoin Morgan, Luke Wright, Steve Davies (wicketkeeper), Graeme Swann, Tim Bresnan, James Anderson, Grahan Onions.(IANS)