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New Zealand bowl against Sri Lanka in World Cup

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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson will bowl first against Sri Lanka. (AFP pic)

CARDIFF: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bowl first against Sri Lanka in their opening World Cup match in Cardiff on Saturday.

Paceman Tim Southee missed out due to a calf injury as the Kiwis – runners-up in the 2015 edition – went in with two all-rounders in their starting line-up.

Batsman Henry Nicholls was also injured, with Mitchell Santner the only spinner in the side.

“Just a one spinner and two all-rounders. That helps with the balance,” Williamson said at the toss.

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