England vs Australia 1st ODI Fantasy Cricket Preview/Playing 11

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England vs Australia 1st ODI Fantasy Cricket Preview
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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.

Head-to-Head:

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.

Total matches 66
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)

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England

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

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.

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England Australia
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

Punters heavy on England