Date & Time: Friday, September 11, 17:30 IST
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England
The arch rivalry moves into the ODI series after the T20I series. If the dominance of the home side is anything to go by in the T20Is the dose will only increase in the ODIs. The series will feature the return of the whole World Cup-winning XI expect Stokes. So England will be even more, strengthened compared to the T20Is. On the other hand, the Aussies do have a strong side, yet their ODI side is not as strong as the T20Is. So the visitors will be eager to test their skills against the World Champions.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschange, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Aston Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Manchester is usually known as one of the fast scoring surfaces in England. But Eoin Morgan in his press conference hinted that it won’t be the same and that the surface may be sticky and slow. So expect something for bowlers and hard work for the batsman.
The Aussie skipper is in some form in the tour as he finished as the top scorer for his side in T20Is. In ODIs too we expect the same given his record against the hosts. He has a PPM of almost 70 in 11 matches played.
He is one of the top picks in this match given his impressive record in the format. He also has a good record against the opposition where he has scored at a PPM of 86 and an MDTA of 1.2.
England’s No.3 batsman is a vital cog of the side’s batting unit. His anchor role in the side allows others to tee off from the word go. Adding to it, he is also handy with his off-spin as he chips in with a wicket or two every now and then. He has a PPM of 62 and an MDTA of 1.7 in the format.
He is the leader of the pack and one of the top bowlers in the format. But in recent times he has failed to live up to his record. He has a PPM of less than 30 in the last matches and he also has not been at his best in the T20I series. So he might be on two extremes of performance on any given day at this point of time.
The flamboyant batsman has a good record in the format and also against the opposition. But he has been in horrible form in this summer against Ireland. Adding to it, he hasn’t had much game time off late. So we didn’t opt him as a C or VC option in any of our teams.