Australian skipper Ricky Ponting won the toss and decided to use the overcast conditions by bowling first in their World Cup game against New Zealand at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on Friday.
Australia fielded the same side that beat Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad, while New Zealand included top-order batsman Jamie How in place of all-rounder Jacob Oram.
New Zealand thrashed Kenya by ten wickets in their earlier game against Kenya.
Though, Australia won the their previous encounter, their weakness of playing sping bowling was once again exposed by the Zimbabwe tweakers.
Kiwi skipper Daniel Vettori would like to post a competitive total and put pressure on the Kangaroos by bringing himself and Nathan McCullum on as soon as he could.
Australia: Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Ricky Ponting (Capt), Michael Clarke, David Hussey, Cameron White, Steve Smith, Mitchell Johnson, Jason Krejza, Brett Lee, Shaun Tait
New Zealand: Matin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, James Franklin, Scott Styris, Jamie How, Daniel Vettori (Capt), Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Hamish Bennett