The Latest: New Zealand wins toss, bowls v Afghanistan

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Day 10 at the Cricket World Cup (all times local):

1:15 p.m.

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has won the toss and sent Afghanistan in to bat in the Cricket World Cup group game in Taunton.

New Zealand retained the same XI from its opening two wins over Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, the 2015 runners-up having the stated aim of maintaining consistency across the tournament.

Afghanistan made three changes after back-to-back losses, to defending champion Australia and Sri Lanka, including the injury-enforced replacement of batsman-wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad.

Among the changes, Noor Ali Zadran was promoted to open the innings, and 18-year-old Ikram Ali Khil will start as wicketkeeper just days after being drafted into the squad as cover for Shahzad.

Right-arm medium pacer Aftab Alam was recalled in place of Dawlat Zadran, who is being rested, and Noor Ali took Mujeeb ur Rahman's place in the XI.


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

Afghanistan: Noor Ali Zadran, Hazrat Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Ikram Ali Khil, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan.


12:35 p.m.

Jason Roy accidentally knocked an umpire to the ground as he was about to start celebrating a century for England in the Cricket World Cup match against Bangladesh.

A misfield near the boundary allowed Roy to reach three-figures at Sophia Gardens. As he watched the ball dribble to the rope while jogging between the wickets, Roy ran into umpire Joel Wilson, who was also looking at the ball.

Wilson eventually got to his feet, with England's players howling with laughter from the balcony of the team's dressing room.

After 28 overs, Roy is on 101, Joe Root is 18 not out and England is 174-1.


12:15 p.m.

A local net bowler has been taken to the hospital after being reportedly hit on the head by a shot from Australia batsman David Warner in a practice session at the Oval.

Oval officials say Jaykishan Plaha, a club cricketer from London, was conscious and talking in the ambulance on the way to St. Thomas' Hospital in central London.

Practice was briefly stopped while medics attended to Plaha.


10:10 a.m.

Bangladesh has won the toss and chosen to bowl first against England.

While Bangladesh is unchanged from its loss to New Zealand, England has brought in paceman Liam Plunkett for allrounder Moeen Ali in its only change from the defeat to Pakistan.

The pitch is dry with a tinge of green, and there are short straight boundaries at Sophia Gardens.


England: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mehedi Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza (captain), Mustafizur Rahman.


9:50 a.m.

It's Day 10 at the Cricket World Cup and there's already some pressure on host nation England heading into its group game against Bangladesh in windy Cardiff.

The pre-tournament favorite was jolted by a surprise loss to Pakistan in its second match, and another defeat to Bangladesh would leave it in early trouble.

Bangladesh has beaten the English at the last two World Cups, with the loss at the 2015 World Cup eliminating them in the group stage.

Like England, Bangladesh has won one and lost one of its first two games.

After the Pakistan-Sri Lanka match was washed out on Friday without a ball being bowled, conditions in the Welsh capital are dry but gusty.

Later, undefeated New Zealand meets winless Afghanistan in Taunton.


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