Hyderabad: Auckland skipper Gareth Hopkins won the toss and elected to bat against Somerset in a Group B qualifying match of the Champions League twenty20 tournament at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Auckland retained the playing XI that played against Kolkata Knight Riders last night.

Somerset are playing three left-arm spinners – Murali Kartik, RE van der Merwe and Arul Suppiah.


Auckland: Gareth Hopkins (C), Jimmy Adams, Martin Guptill, Lou Vincent, Robert Quiney, Colin Munro, Andre Adams, Kyle Mills, Ronnie Hira, Michael Bates and Chris Martin.

Somerset: CR Jones, NRD Compton, L Gregory, JC Hildreth, PD Trego, RE van der Merwe, AV Suppiah, SD Snell†, AC Thomas (C), M Kartik, MTC Waller.