Australia and England will face off at Melbourne tomorrow.
Australia will take on Morgan and his men in the 5 match ODI series starting from tomorrow at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Australia will look to dominate against the newly looked England’s ODI side. The former world champions will look to start the One Day series on a positive note.
England on the other hand will be look to bounce back after their miserable test series which England lost 4-0.
England had their batting woes in the test series, but now in ODIs they will have to put those things behind.
Skipper Morgan and test skipper Joe Root will hold the key for the visitors as they are the players to watch out for in the ODI series from the England side.
England batsmen have been in experience facing the Australian pacers at their own backyard. If England wants to put a good fight than Root and Morgan will have to fire, otherwise it will be very difficult for the visitors to win the series.
England’s senior players failed in the test matches, players like Cook, Anderson, Board and Root didn’t play well.
Now they can’t repeat the same in the One Day International series. If they do than the visitors will end up losing the ODI series too.
Eoin Morgan will have a big task ahead of him.
Meanwhile, Steve Smith will look to continue his unbeaten run at home. The Aussies are very strong at home, England can’t take them lightly.
If they do take than the series will go to Australia.
David Warner is the man who can take the game away from England. If he and Finch fire in the opening ODI than England will be left with no chance.
Adam Zampa can be the X factor in that Australian squad, Zampa bowled well in the series against India few months ago and now he will be stronger at home so England should be aware of Zampa’s spin.
Australia will also rely on their morden day great batsman Skipper Steve Smith. Skipper Smith is the backbone of the Australian batting line up. Smith will hold the key for the hosts, if he fails than the Aussies are in trouble.
Australia has a good record against England in One Day Internationals. From 137 ODIs the Aussies has won 80 games and England has managed to win 52 of those, with 2 matches have ended in a tie.
England has poor record in Australia and against Australia. From 66 matches, the visiting team has won only 21 of those and the home team has won more games. They have won 44 matches with 1 match was ended in no result.
The Aussies are very strong at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. From 22 matches played against England, Australia has won 16 and England has won only 6.
Australia and England played at the MCG in 2015. Australia won that game by 111 runs.
Aaron Finch scored 135 runs in that match and Mitchell Marsh picked up 5 wickets to seal an Aussie win over England.
England’s Likely Playing XI –
Eoin Morgan (C), Alex Hales, Jason Roy Sam Billings, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran/David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Jake Ball, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid.
Australia’s Playing XI –
Steve Smith(C), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Travis Head, Time Paine, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, Pat Cummins.
Will England’s fortune change with the new format? Or can Australia continue their dominance at home?
The answer will be brought to you tomorrow live at 8.50 AM IST, 2.20 PM Local and 3.20 AM GMT.
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