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Cricket: Trent Boult and Mitchell Santner ruled out of Black Caps decider against Australia

Black Caps bowler Trent Boult has been ruled out of today's deciding clash with Australia. Photo/Getty
Black Caps bowler Trent Boult has been ruled out of today's deciding clash with Australia. Photo/Getty

New Zealand have suffered a double blow ahead of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy decider against Australia in Hamilton.

Trent Boult has been ruled out of the final match, listed as unwell rather than injured.
Mitchell Santner will also miss the contest with a sore right foot.

Doug Bracewell and Ish Sodhi have replaced the pair in the Black Caps line-up.

Australia are unchanged - Captain Steve Smith won the toss and his side will chase for the third time in the series.

Sunny spells are expected throughout the afternoon with light winds, cloud cover and possible late rain.

The match starts at 2pm - it is New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's final ODI.

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