England will take on Australia in the first ODI match of the five-ODI series tomorrow. After facing a humiliating loss against Scotland, the hosts are all charged to get back on the winning track. Australia, on the other hand, will also look to avenge after their defeat against their arch-rivals. Find below the probable playing XI of England and Australia.
Overall: Matches – 137
England – 52
Australia – 80
Tied – 2
No Result – 3
Venue: The Oval, London
The T20 clash between Scotland and Pakistan will be held at Grange Cricket Club, Edinburgh.
|Matches won batting first||26|
|Matches won bowling first||38|
|Average 1st Inns scores||250|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||213|
|Highest total recorded||398/5 (50 Ov) by NZ vs Eng|
|Lowest total recorded||103/10 (41 Ov) by Eng vs RSA|
|Highest score chased||322/3 (48.4 Ov) by SL vs Ind|
|Lowest score defended||241/10 (49.4 Ov) by Pak vs Eng|
(The above stats only include the ODI matches played at The Oval)
Despite their loss against Scotland, the English team is all geared up to face Australia whom they defeated in the last ODI series. The absence of Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes, due to injury, is a huge blow to England. England will again open the innings with Jonny Bairstow, given his three successive centuries. The middle order looks potent on field. England’s bowling unit needs to buckle down and set the pace.
Australia will hope against hope to settle scores with England for their loss in the last ODI series at their home ground. Sadly, they have lost their key players – Steve Smith and David Warner. Nevertheless, they have won two of their practice matches and have adapted to England’s pitch. Aaron Finch/Tim Paine and D’Arcy Short are likely to open in the absence of Warner. Australia’s pace attack is also relatively new. Aussies’ bowling needs to be strong enough to fight England’s fiery batting lineup. Selection of Australia’s playing XI is tough to predict and can come with surprises.
|Jason Roy||Aaron Finch|
|Jonny Bairstow (wk)||D’Arcy Short|
|Joe Root||Travis Head|
|Alex Hales||Glen Maxwell/ Shaun Marsh|
|Eoin Morgan(c)||Marcus Stoinis|
|Moeen Ali||Tim Paine (C & Wk)|
|Sam Billings||Ashton Agar|
|David Willey||Andrew Tye|
|Liam Plunkett||Billy Stanlake|
|Adil Rashid||Kane Richardson|
|Mark Wood||Nathan Lyon/ Michael Neser|