After winning previous two ODI matches against England and India, Australia will be looking to win tomorrow’s game against England at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. If Australia wins this match they’ll qualify for the final to be played on 1 February. In previous meet Australia defeated England comfortably to earn bonus point and get top in the points table of series.
This time it is not going to be easy for Australian team to beat England as Aussies camp is facing injuries and England are motivated after the huge victory over Indian team. Two big pillars of Australian batting order David Warner and Shane Watson are ruled out from this One-Day match. Warner has been rested for the hamstring injury and Watson also been pulled off due to hamstring tightness.
Stand-in captain under the absence of Michael Clarke, George Bailey is also ruled out from the Hobart ODI as he is facing one match ban after the slow over-rate against India. So it’s not going to be easy for Australia to beat English side this time. Cameron White is making entry in the ODI side after almost 4 years, so Australian batting will be tested. Steven Smith to lead Australia in tomorrow’s match.
England team will be looking to maintain their winning rhythm that they achieved in the previous match against India. The English team looked perfect in the last game at the Gabba and they were just on the track for world cup preparations. James Anderson is their sensational bowler and Finn’s bowling in last match indicates that England has really good batting lineup that can cause Kangaroos too.
Ian Bell is in great knock and Taylor’s fifty in previous match shows that batting is also improving day by day for the English side. Eoin Morgan hit century in the first match of series against Australia and will be looking to do the same. So it is going to be an exciting match tomorrow.
Expected Playing 11s
|Steven Smith (Captain)||Eoin Morgan (Captain)|
|Shaun Marsh||Moeen Ali|
|Aaron Finch||Ian Bell|
|Cameron White||Joe Root|
|Glenn Maxwell||Jos Buttler|
|Brad Haddin||James Taylor|
|Mitchell Starc||James Anderson|
|James Faulkner||Chris Woakes|
|Pat Cummins||Ravi Bopara|
|Xavier Doherty||Steven Finn|
|Moises Henriques||Stuart Broad|