Australia Tour Of England 2018

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    Fixtures

    Thu Jun 7 (50 ovs) 14:00 local (13:00 GMT)
    Sussex v Australians County Ground, Hove LIVE D/N

    Sat Jun 9 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (10:00 GMT)
    Middlesex v Australians Lord's, London LIVE

    Wed Jun 13 (50 ovs) 13:00 local (12:00 GMT)
    1st ODI - England v Australia Kennington Oval, London LIVE D/N

    Sat Jun 16 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (10:00 GMT)
    2nd ODI - England v Australia Sophia Gardens, Cardiff LIVE

    Tue Jun 19 (50 ovs) 14:00 local (13:00 GMT)
    3rd ODI - England v Australia Trent Bridge, Nottingham LIVE D/N

    Thu Jun 21 (50 ovs) 14:00 local (13:00 GMT)
    4th ODI - England v Australia Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street LIVE D/N

    Sun Jun 24 (50 ovs) 11:00 local (10:00 GMT)
    5th ODI - England v Australia Old Trafford, Manchester LIVE

    Wed Jun 27 (20 ovs) 18:30 local (17:30 GMT)
    Only T20I - England v Australia Edgbaston, Birmingham
     
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    Paine and Finch to lead; Shaun Marsh and Lyon recalled

    Australia squads for England tour

    ODIs
    : Tim Paine (capt & wk), Aaron Finch (vice-capt), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D'Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye

    T20Is (also for Zimbabwe tri-series): Aaron Finch (capt), Alex Carey (vice-capt & wk), Ashton Agar, Travis Head, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D'Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Andrew Tye, Jack Wildermuth

    Tim Paine and Aaron Finch will share Australia's limited-overs leadership duties in England this June, with wicketkeeper Alex Carey promoted to the Twenty20 vice-captaincy. Also, Nathan Lyon and favoured son Shaun Marsh have been recalled in the first squads to bear the selection fingerprints of the new coach Justin Langer.

    In the absence of the suspended Steven Smith and David Warner, Paine has been elevated to the ODI captaincy 12 months out from the 2019 World Cup in England, as Langer seeks continuity and consistency of message in a team now searching for a fresh outlook and identity following the disastrous South Africa Test tour. The selection chairman Trevor Hohns made it clear this was a short-term choice, with options still open for the captaincy ahead of the global tournament.

    At the same time, the selected ODI combination is intended to bring about a change in the team's 50-over fortunes after an underwhelming 12 months in the format, with England looming not only as hosts but one of the hardest sides to beat in the World Cup, a tournament Australia won on home soil in 2015.

    There was no room for Chris Lynn in either format. Lynn's absence is believed to be due to ongoing shoulder problems that restrict him in the field, preventing him from diving and limiting his capacity to throw. A review with a specialist is scheduled on his return from the IPL, with Lynn's future in Australian colours to be determined after that time.

    Langer's influence can be seen in the selection of no fewer than six members of the West Australian set-up in the ODI squad, including the powerful left-hander D'Arcy Short. Marsh's recall at 34 gives him a chance to win a consistent ODI place ahead of the World Cup.

    "Obviously, these are the conditions we will face during the tournament so now is a perfect chance to give these players an opportunity to press their case for selection," Hohns said. "Tim is a strong leader and will captain the side for this series, supported by Aaron. A decision on a permanent one-day captain will be made in due course.

    "D'Arcy is relatively new to one-day cricket but impressed us with his form in T20 cricket last season. He brings an all-round package to the side, with strong fielding and bowling skills, and we believe he will combine very well with Aaron at the top of the order.

    "Nathan is our No. 1 offspinner and has excelled with the red ball, however he is not new to white-ball cricket and deserves his chance to push for World Cup selection. England potentially have a number of left-handers in their side and we look forward to seeing what he can produce with the white ball in English conditions."

    Carey was one of the brightest performers from the Big Bash League in 2017-18, finishing as the tournament's second-highest run-scorer. He was awarded an Australia contract in April. His inclusion in both squads underlines his promise, with Hohns reckoning he may yet slot into the 50-overs team as a batsman alone. "Alex is a very smart one-day player who can also bat anywhere in the order," he said. "With Tim in the side, Alex will be the back-up wicketkeeper, but we believe his game is strong enough to play as a batter only."

    The T20 players were selected for the one-off match in England, as well as the triangular series that follows in Zimbabwe. Nic Maddinson has earned a recall in this group, despite being without a state contract for the coming domestic season, while Jack Wildermuth and Mitchell Swepson have both been called up.

    "The national selection panel holds Jack in high regard as young player on the rise," T20 selector Mark Waugh said. "He has shown excellent all-round skills at the first-class level, particularly with the ball in the Big Bash. We look forward to seeing what he can produce at the international level.

    "Mitchell provides the captain with good variety and wicket-taking options. He competes very well and deserves his chance at this level. Nic has been selected off the back of a very good Big Bash season. He is a very talented player and, with his batting skills, has the ability to be very dangerous in this format."


    Swepson and Lyon's inclusions arrived at the expense of Adam Zampa, who is missing from both squads. "Adam hasn't performed to the level we would have liked in recent times and we see this as a good opportunity for other spinning options to press their case ahead of the World Cup," Hohns said.

    Neither Pat Cummins nor Mitchell Starc were considered for selection as they recover from bone stress injuries suffered in South Africa. "Mitchell is going to undertake a prolonged rehabilitation period for his tibial bone stress injury and we are aiming for a return for the Pakistan Test series [at an away venue in October/November]," the team physio David Beakley said.

    "Pat is still recovering from a lumbar bone stress injury. The good news is that it has not progressed to a fracture but he still requires a period of rehabilitation with an aim for him to return for the Pakistan Test series along with Starc."

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_...ad-australia-shaun-marsh-nathan-lyon-recalled
     
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    Jos Buttler rested for Scotland ODI, Liam Plunkett returns as full-strength side faces Australia

    England one-day squads
    Scotland ODI Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

    Australia series Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

    Jos Buttler has been rested for England's ODI against Scotland next month while Liam Plunkett returns to the squad for that match and the series against Australia. A hamstring injury had ruled Plunkett out of the matches against New Zealand.

    Captain Eoin Morgan is expected to be fit for the start of England's one-day season despite fracturing a finger playing for Middlesex, and coach Trevor Bayliss made the recommendation to rest Buttler for the Scotland match on June 10.

    Sam Billings, the Kent captain, takes Buttler's place although it is yet to be confirmed whether he or Jonny Bairstow will keep wicket. However, when the pair previously played in the same side last year against Ireland in the absence of Buttler it was Billings who was given the gloves.

    The two squads reinforce the stellar performances of the one-day side, which has risen to No. 1 in the world, in stark contrast to the dismal fortunes of the Test team of late. With a year to go until the World Cup, the majority of the 14 players named for the Australia are nailed on for the tournament - the final squad for the event will be 15 names.

    Plunkett, who has become a key part of England's bowling plans in the middle overs, missed the one-day series in New Zealand after a recurrence of the hamstring injury he sustained in Australia. His absence was notable as, though England secured an impressive 3-2 series win against New Zealand, the quick bowlers struggled to make an impact in the middle chunk of the innings. They took three wickets at 117.33 and conceded 5.96 per over between overs 11 and 40.

    Tom Curran was the beneficiary of Plunkett's injury and has been retained the squad for the Australia although will not be part of the Scotland fixture. Craig Overton, who earned a call-up as Plunkett's replacement but did not feature in the series, does not make either squad.

    One of the selection conundrums in deciding the final XI will be the opening combination. Bairstow has cemented his spot at the top of the order having made 761 in 15 innings since taking the role against West Indies last year. That has included four centuries including back-to-back tons against New Zealand in March.

    For the majority of that time his opening partner has been Jason Roy but since making his England-record 180 against Australia in Melbourne Roy hasn't passed fifty. Alex Hales returned to the opening role when Roy was injured for the deciding ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch and hit 61 in an opening stand of 155 in 20 overs. In the final outcome, Hales' weaker fielding may count against him

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    Morgan ready for ‘young and hungry’ Australia in ODI series

    LONDON: England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan expects a “young and hungry” Australia will be “galvanised” by the ball-tampering scandal that rocked world cricket when the old rivals meet in a One-day International series next month.

    England, currently involved in a Test campaign with Pakistan, resume their involvement in 50-over cricket with a one-off match against Scotland in Edinburgh on June 10 before returning home for a five-match ODI series with Australia.

    The England fixtures will be Australia’s first international matches since a ball-tampering scandal during a Test match against South Africa in Cape Town in March led to the ongoing suspensions of then captain Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and batsman Cameron Bancroft.

    Australia will also be without all three members of their Ashes-winning fast-bowling attack — Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood.But Morgan, who led an England team currently number one in the ODI world rankings to a 4-1 win over Australia in a five-match series held ‘Down Under’ in January, remained wary of the threat posed by the World Cup-holders.

    “I think they will, with one eye on the World Cup, they will come with a strong performance,” Morgan told reporters at an event here on Wednesday to mark a year until the start of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

    “What’s happened to them in the last six months has the potential to galvanise a young, hungry side.”Morgan added: “So we’re going to have bring our ‘A game’ to this series. It’s going to be a good challenge for us moving forward.”

    The former Ireland batsman was included in England squads for both the Scotland match and the Australia series announced Wednesday despite suffering a finger injury fielding for county side Middlesex during a One-Day Cup match against Somerset on Sunday.

    Morgan was set to captain the World XI in a charity match against the West Indies at Lord’s on Thursday which is being held to raise funds for stadiums in Dominica and Anguilla damaged by hurricanes that swept through the Caribbean last year.

    But while he won’t be able to play in that match, Morgan will take charge in Scotland and then in five matches against Australia starting at The Oval on June 13.“I have a small fracture in the ring finger of my right hand,” Morgan explained. “I got hit in a game on Sunday at Somerset. It’s disappointing, but it’s not the worst news that could have come through.

    “It’s a week-to-10 days to get the swelling down in the finger and then protect it as we go on.”Morgan was disappointed, however, to be sidelined from Thursday’s match at Lord’s.“It was my first time being selected in a charitable but also World XI game, it’s very special to be selected,” he said. “It’s at my (Middlesex) home ground, I’ll definitely be there to watch and support, but it’s a shame to miss out.”

    https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/323610-morgan-ready-for-young-and-hungry-australia-in-odi-series
     
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    England call up Jake Ball to replace injured Chris Woakes for ODI series against Australia

    Jake Ball has been given an England recall after the pacer was called up as cover for the injured Chris Woakes ahead of the ODI series against Australia.

    Woakes suffered a thigh-strain in the second Test against Pakistan and will be out of contention for the one-off ODI against Scotland and the initial part of the subsequent series against Australia.

    Pacer Tom Curran has also been called up a replacement for Woakes in the squad for the Scotland ODI on June 10.

    Ball, 27, was part of the England Ashes and limited-overs squad in the tour of Australia last year. The Nottinghamshire seamer has played four Tests and 17 ODIs for England so far in his career. Ball has picked up 21 wickets in the 17 ODIs he has played at an average of over 45.

    Woakes’ absence means England have lost two of their all-rounders to injury in the past week with Ben Stokes being forced to sit out of the second Pakistan Test due to a hamstring injury.

    “Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball has been drafted into England’s ODI squad for the Royal London series against Australia as cover for all-rounder Chris Woakes,” an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement read.

    “Woakes, who will be unavailable for the first part of the series with a right quad strain, joins Ben Stokes (left hamstring tear) on the injured list. Both players have commenced their injury rehab programmes and will be hoping to respond to treatment with the aim of featuring in the latter stages of the series,” the statement went on to add.

    England and Australia are slated to play five ODIs with the first of them taking place at the Oval on June 13. The ODI series will be followed by a one-off T20I at Edgbaston on June 27.

    http://sport360.com/article/cricket...chris-woakes-for-odi-series-against-australia
     
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    Ponting joins Australia support staff for tour of England

    Cricket Australia have announced that Aussie legend Ricky Ponting will join the Support Team for the Tour of the United Kingdom, reported Cricket365.

    The ex-Australian captain, who was already set to be in the UK with commentary duties, will join forces with former teammate and new Support Team Head Coach Justin Langer for the Australian Men’s Cricket Team’s five ODIs and one T20I against England.

    In recent seasons, Ponting has coached Australia’s T20I team alongside Langer against Sri Lanka on home soil in 2017, and with Darren Lehmann for the T20I Tri-Series against England and New Zealand earlier this year.

    He has played in three ICC Cricket World Cup-winning sides in 1999, 2003 and 2007 – the last two as captain – and coached the Delhi Daredevils at this year’s Indian Premier League.

    Head Coach, Justin Langer, said he was thrilled to have Ponting on board.

    “Ricky is one of the greats of the game, and since he was already in England doing some commentary we saw it as a great opportunity to have him join our team for this important series,” Langer said.

    “We have played a lot of cricket together and coached alongside each other previously, and he will also know many of the players already through his work with the team over the past two summers and his BBL commitments.

    “Ricky’s knowledge of the game is second-to-none, and we know that his experiences, tactical expertise and leadership will be invaluable for this group, as we start to build a team capable of winning a World Cup in these conditions in a year’s time.”

    Ponting will commence with the role on 10 June, working with the squad around his existing commentary commitments.

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    Marcus Stoinis hits century as Australia open tour with victory over Sussex

    Australians 277 for 9 (Stoinis 110, Finch 78, Archer 3-62) beat Sussex 220 (Salt 62, Evans 57, Agar 3-64) by 57 runs Scorecard
     
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    Australian bowlers will surprise England: Head

    LONDON: Australia batsman Travis Head is confident a new-look bowling attack will have the “firepower” to trouble England in an upcoming one-day international series. Head made a century as Australia completed their preparations with a 101-run win over Middlesex at Lord’s on Saturday. Despite his 106, Australia were held to a total of 283 for six. It was the second time in two warm-up games they had failed to reach the benchmark score of 300, having made 277 for nine against Sussex at Hove in their tour-opener on Thursday. But they still beat Sussex by 57 runs and the bowlers were even more dominant against Middlesex, who slumped to 182 all out with nine overs to spare.

    Middlesex were, however, without star batsman Eoin Morgan as the England 50-over captain was leading the national side in a lone one-day international against Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday. World Cup-holders Australia suffered a 4-1 series loss at home to England, now top of the global ODI standings, earlier this year. The tourists will likely need to raise their game when a five-match series with England starts across London at The Oval on Wednesday but Head was unconcerned by their recent failure to break the 300 barrier. “It depends, if we bowl the way we have… We’ll find that out pretty quickly, what’s a good score,” Head told reporters after Saturday’s match. “The last two games have been good enough. We were under the pump at Hove but we were pretty clinical in the way we went about it here.” The 24-year-old opened the batting on Saturday, with Australia having arrived in England without regular opener David Warner and former captain Steve Smith after the pair were given year-long bans for their roles in March’s ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town.

    As well as the two star batsmen, Australia are also without their injured Ashes-winning fast-bowling trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood for this white-ball only tour. But Head backed pacemen Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye to fill the void. “They are all nasty in the nets, both Richardsons, Billy, even Nes (Michael Neser) can bowl quite sharply,” he said. “We’ve got firepower and the control on that side, mix that with AJ Tye, he’s got unbelievable skills at the back end with (left-arm spinner) Ashton Agar, who is bowling as well as he probably has in his career. If the guys can be consistent as they have been and the pace is up, it’s always a hard task to face them.”

    For the second match in a row, Australia saw their run-rate slow when the spinners came on. “We were a bit slow, they bowled quite well so credit to them,” said Head, who spent the early part of the English season with Midlands county Worcestershire. Head said Australia knew what to expect from England who, under the guidance of Australian coach Trevor Bayliss, have adopted a far more aggressive approach to ODI cricket since a first-round exit at the 2015 World Cup where Australia beat co-hosts New Zealand in the final. “They won’t change,” he insisted. “We didn’t play as well as we would have liked in Australia and they played quite well. They are pretty set in the way they go about things so I guess that’s great for us in terms of planning.”

    https://dailytimes.com.pk/251992/australian-bowlers-will-surprise-england-head/
     
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    England look to move on from Scotland shock as Australia begin new era

    Big Picture
    England-Australia encounters, even outside of the Ashes, rarely come without a bit of circus accompaniment - but this standalone five-match ODI series has big-top potential, particularly after England's unexpected rumbling in Edinburgh at the weekend. "We think it's going to be pretty full on," said Australia's captain Tim Paine on arrival, adding that he expected his team would "cop a little bit of a ribbing" after the events of their tour of South Africa a few months ago; if so, they only need whistle a few bars of "Flower of Scotland" by way of response.

    Justin Langer, Australia's new coach, met questions about team culture head on before the series, promising that his team would continue to sledge - just as he does playing cards against his daughter - but clarifying "there is a difference between banter and abuse". England were unhappy about some of the on-field comments on their tour during the winter, but they have the opportunity to riff on Australia's pain (should they choose to) after the Cape Town ball-tampering affair that has ruled out Steven Smith - captain when the teams last met - and David Warner.

    The crowds will almost certainly get involved, with sandpaper references already visible during the preceding Test series with Pakistan. Nathan Lyon, at least, had the perfect rejoinder when asked what he had in his pocket down in Hove: "just the Ashes, mate."

    All this is without mentioning the actual cricket. England beat Australia 4-1 away from home a matter of months ago, and recently rose to No. 1 in the rankings (not that it helped them a jot against Scotland). Eoin Morgan's team have played a fearless brand of cricket over the last three years, with the 2019 World Cup fixed in their crosshairs, but have also crashed and burned on more than one occasion in that time. If they are going to wear the favourites tag comfortably next summer, they need to eliminate such high-profile missteps

    For the tourists, time is running out on how to plan their World Cup defence - something scarcely helped by the enforced absences of Smith and Warner until a few weeks before the tournament begins. Langer was quickly installed as Darren Lehmann's replacement, while Paine has assumed responsibility almost by default after his mature displays in South Africa, but there are numerous questions over the team they will field, not least because of the injury-enforced absence of their three senior bowlers, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.

    Paine will look to the experience of Aaron Finch - who has scored five of his 10 ODI hundreds against England - and Glenn Maxwell (despite a run of poor form), as well as players such as Lyon and Shaun Marsh who have been on previous Ashes tours of England. There is certainly talent among the bowling group, with Billy Stanlake demonstrating fearsome pace and bounce during the T20 tri-series earlier in the year, though England's one-day tracks have been unforgiving environments in recent seasons.

    All signs suggest England will continue to play high-wire one-day cricket - they did, after all, nearly complete the joint-second highest ODI chase on Sunday - but they have had a painful reminder that the trapeze act comes with inherent risk. The circus is about to begin again, but both teams would rather their cricket did the talking over the next two weeks.

    Form guide
    England LWLWW(last five completed matches, most recent first)
    Australia LWLLL

    In the spotlight
    They are missing their attack leader (Chris Woakes) and a vital allrounder (Ben Stokes) but England's pace attack looked worryingly blunt against Scotland on a flat Grange deck. Mark Wood was unable to push the speed gun much above mid-80s mph, and now averages 46.50 after 27 ODIs; David Willey found no swing and again looked unthreatening (despite a decent comeback at the death); and even the usually reliable Liam Plunkett bled runs throughout the innings. England's batting is often able to match whatever the opposition puts up - but it is a high-risk strategy.

    There is much expectation around Billy Stanlake after he had batsmen hopping during the T20 tri-series against England and New Zealand earlier this year. His pace was on show in the warm-up against Middlesex and he appears locked in as part of the bowling attack that still has many questions over it. Ashton Agar said he was looking forward to Stanlake hopefully "ripping through" England and Langer also built him up. "He's a very very bright prospect obviously, and over time he'll get stronger in his body and get fitter," the coach said.

    Team news
    England will welcome back Jos Buttler, who was rested for Edinburgh, but are still without the injured Stokes and Woakes. None of the bowlers came off well against Scotland and one of Tom Curran or Jake Ball stand a chance of coming into the XI, possibly at the expense of Willey.

    England: (possible) 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Jason Roy, 3 Alex Hales, 4 Joe Root, 5 Eoin Morgan (capt), 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Tom Curran/David Willey/Jake Ball, 11 Mark Wood

    Langer said he would have sleepless nights trying firm up Australia's combination. There are a number of routes he could go, with questions over where Aaron Finch bats and the make-up of the pace attack. He has suggested he prefers the extra bowling option and Maxwell's poor form could leave him vulnerable if Finch takes a middle-order role. There could be ODI debuts for D'arcy Short and Michael Neser.

    Australia: (possible) 1 D'arcy Short, 2 Travis Head, 3 Marcus Stoinis, 4 Shaun Marsh, 5 Aaron Finch, 6 Tim Paine (capt & wk), 7 Ashton Agar, 8 Michael Neser, 9 Jhye Richardson, 10 Kane Richardson, 11 Billy Stanlake

    Pitch and conditions
    The Oval tends to be good for batting whatever the format, and there have been 10 300-plus ODI scores on the ground since 2015. Given recent dry weather, there might, however, be some purchase for spin. The forecast for Tuesday is warm and cloudy, but don't expect the white Kookaburra to swing.

    Stats and trivia
    • Morgan needs 110 runs to overtake Ian Bell as England's leading run-scorer in ODIs.

    • Before defeat to Scotland, England had won six bilateral one-day series in a row.

    • Australia's last ODI victory at The Oval came in 2010. Since then, they have suffered two defeats and a no-result.

    • Jonny Bairstow has three hundreds in consecutive innings - only two players have four in all ODIs: Kumar Sangakkara and Amy Satterthwaite
    Quotes
    "Our bowlers missed their lengths and lines a little bit and with the bat we didn't play as good cricket as we would have liked."
    Eoin Morgan on the Scotland defeat

    "Obviously they would have liked to have won the other day but if anything we saw once again just how dangerous their batting can be. We know we're going to have to be at our absolute best.I'm sure they'll come back better for what happened in Scotland.''
    Tim Paine

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    Australia batting first and winning the toss

    6/0 in 1st over
     
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    Australia lose Head

    11/1 in 2nd over
     
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    Aussies struggling. 70/4
     
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    Maxwell on the counter
     
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    Not anymore. He is out for 64.

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    Goo recovery from the Aussies. 192/6 with just under 10 overs to go. Can they get to 250?
     
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    Has given them a slight chance and something to defend at least. Agar still going
     
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    Maybe, but looks unlikely.
    Problem is that Aus have a big tail.

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    Rashid strikes. Agar gone
     
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    Can they even complete their quota?

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    Australia are a rubbish ODI side.
     
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    With Smith, Warner and Stark not in the team? YES THEY ARE.

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    214 all out. Done well to get that score after being 90/5

    Should be an easy chase for England though
     
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    2 early wickets for the Aussies. game on
     
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    Good partnership between Root and Morgan

    144/3 now
     
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    Spirited Australia can't mask batting frailties as Moeen Ali spins England to victory

    England 218 for 7 (Morgan 69, Root 50) beat Australia 214 (Maxwell 62, Plunkett 3-42 Moeen 3-43) by three wickets Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details
     
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    2nd ODI

    Jason Roy and Jos Buttler put England out of reach despite Shaun Marsh heroics

    England 342 for 8 (Roy 120, Buttler 91*) beat Australia 304 (Marsh 131, Plunkett 4-53) by 38 runs Scorecard and ball-by-ball details
     
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    Patchwork Australia still retain threat but England on course for series win

    Big Picture
    Two games gone, three to go. And England are on the brink of their second ODI series win against Australia in the space of six months. Leaving aside Australia's well-documented absentees for one moment, victory at Trent Bridge would be further confirmation of England's radical departure from their traditions in limited-overs cricket - the last time they won back-to-back ODI series against Australian opposition was way back in 1986-87.

    And yet, it's been a curious pair of performances to date. England should have won the first match at a canter after Australia's batting imploded at The Oval, but it was that very act of cantering that almost derailed them in a three-wicket win. And then, in Cardiff, England seemed somehow to have left a good 30 runs out in the middle in nevertheless amassing their highest ODI total against Australia. With a bit more adequate support, Shaun Marsh's defiant 131 might have punished them much as Ross Taylor had done in a similarly sized chase in Dunedin in March.

    Small quibbles perhaps, but a reflection nevertheless of the strange paranoia surrounding England's No.1-ranked ODI team. Like the All Blacks prior to their 2011 World Cup win, there's a nagging suspicion that Eoin Morgan's men have managed to peak too soon for the big event - that their bowling (admittedly missing its usual depth in the absence of two key allrounders, Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes) lacks penetration, while their batting, formidable when on-song, is prone to unravel when faced with either challenging conditions or bowling.

    In spite of slumping to their seventh defeat in eight ODIs against England, Australia have at least shown glimpses of the fighting spirit that they will need when their World Cup defence gets underway in just under a year's time. There's certainly little wrong with their back-up fast-bowling resources, with Billy Stanlake, Jhye Richardson and (though he was luckless in Cardiff) Andrew Tye all showing plenty of reasons why they can challenge the hegemony of the Big Three, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.

    But then there's the batting - Marsh's remarkable hundred aside, there's been little evidence of class or durability from the remainder of the line-up, with Glenn Maxwell's two unfulfilled innings of 62 and 31 symptomatic of the team's wider malaise. There's been little wrong with their T20 form in recent times - as England discovered to their cost in the winter - but with a less robust tail over the longer format, they've lacked the faith in their team-mates that England (for better as well as worse) have made a central plank of their no-holds-barred approach.

    There's time to turn it around, of course - particularly if Australia's bowlers get on an early roll against a team who still don't entirely fancy setting a target. But on another true surface at Nottingham, the scene of England's record-breaking 444 for 3 two years ago, you suspect it's going to be another stiff test of Australia's mettle.

    Form guide
    England WWLWL (last five completed matches, most recent first)
    Australia LLLWL

    In the spotlight
    Pressure for batting places is rarely a bad thing, except for the under-performing player whose turn it is to sit in the spotlight. That accolade, for the moment at least, has passed to Alex Hales, who has already been dislodged from his opening berth due to Jonny Bairstow's rapacious run of form, and who is unlikely to bump Jason Roy out of the top slot in a hurry either, following the latter's matchwinning hundred at Cardiff. Besides, Hales has endured a tricky start to the year - no great wealth of runs or opportunities in the IPL, followed by a highest score of 52 since his return to England - that in an innings against Scotland that was arguably more notable for his running-out of Joe Root. With Ben Stokes waiting in the wings, he needs a score to cement his spot.

    No one would envy the circumstances in which Tim Paine inherited the Australia captaincy, but while his all-round good-eggery may be what the team needed to address its short-term cultural concerns, his credentials in the longer term are bound to be judged, as always, by victory and defeat. And to that end, Paine desperately needs to get his team off the mark in this series, and ideally, to be instrumental to that achievement as well. He had a chance at Cardiff to be a hero - with Marsh going strong at the other end, he needed to be the man to hang around. Instead, he holed out limply to Liam Plunkett, having moments earlier survived a dropped chance. A fine catch behind the stumps, soon after a nasty facial blow, was proof of Paine's quality as a keeper, but Alex Carey is due a chance at some stage. The reigning World Champions cannot afford to have any passengers in the build-up to 2019.

    Team news

    The England management have confirmed that Stokes is closer to a return to action than his fellow injury concern, Chris Woakes, who has been ruled out of a return at any stage in this series as he recovers from a "chronic" knee injury. Stokes, meanwhile has been rated as running at "90% capacity" after his hamstring tear. He's likelier to feature in the India series than the remaining matches against Australia, though he will remain with the squad throughout. Eoin Morgan, who missed the Cardiff game with a back spasm, took part in training and is expected to slot straight back in for Sam Billings, although Jonny Bairstow could be a doubt with a knee problem that remained strapped on Monday.

    England: (probable) 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Jason Roy, 3 Alex Hales, 4 Joe Root, 5 Eoin Morgan (capt), 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 David Willey, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood

    The experiment of shifting Aaron Finch to the middle order was not an unqualified success, but it seems likely that Australia will persist with that policy to allow D'Arcy Short to take another stab at the top of the order alongside Travis Head - especially as Marcus Stoinis proved to be the pick of their bowlers at Cardiff, having not been called upon in the first match. Billy Stanlake's height and pace were sorely missed in that contest when he had to withdraw with a toe injury. He trained with the squad on Monday and, if fit, can expect to dislodge one of Australia's pair of Richardsons with the new ball. No concerns about Paine after his facial injury at Cardiff. He has been checked over by the doctor and dentist, and will play with a few stitches in his cheek.

    Australia: (possible) 1 Travis Head, 2 D'Arcy Short, 3 Shaun Marsh, 4 Marcus Stoinis, 5 Aaron Finch, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Tim Paine (capt & wk), 8 Ashton Agar, 9 Andrew Tye, 10 Jhye Richardson/Kane Richardson, 11 Billy Stanlake

    Pitch and conditions
    The pitch is likely to be another Trent Bridge belter, and the weather - while not set to be blazing - looks set to be dry. Lots of runs seem likelier than not.

    Stats and trivia
    • After missing the Cardiff match, Morgan still needs 41 runs to overtake Ian Bell as England's leading run-scorer in ODIs.

    • Australia have won just twice in 15 ODIs since the Champions Trophy in 2017 - a win-loss ratio that is the worst for any ODI team in the past 12 months.

    • They've got a way to go yet before they can start targeting whitewashes, but given the current state of the two teams, England will rarely have a better chance to beat Australia 5-0 in an ODI series - their best result was 4-0, with one wash-out, in 2012.
    Quotes
    "We haven't quite been at our best and where we want to be this time next year. The Australians will always come hard and will be thirsty to beat the English, no matter what format and no matter who's playing. We're expecting tough competition in the other three games."
    Alex Hales on England's progress in the series

    "It's been the frustrating thing in the past 18 months - we play well in patches but let the games slip, be it a couple of poor overs with the ball or with the bat, little collapses. It's nothing new, we do need to put it all together and start to play the more complete game."
    Aaron Finch on the inconsistencies that are currently costing Australia.

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    England are 314/2 off just 35 overs!
    Bairstow hits 139 off 92. Roy and Hales smashing the Aussies too.
     
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    400 up with 7 overs to go. What can they finish on?
     
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    Would record is as good as bagged.
    First 450 for sure, i think they may get 460+

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    16 off the first 3 balls of this over already
     
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    Exactly, i should up my prediction to 470 perhaps?

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    At least we no longer will hold the record!
     
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    It was Hales who destroyed us too.

    Hes 129* off 80 here
     
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    Of conceding the wr? Yes.
    sadly, i don't see us getting the actual record anytime soon.

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