English summer is all set to welcome Australia cricket team for 5 ODIs and only Twenty20s. England vs Australia 2018 series’ first One-Day match is scheduled to play on 13th June at The Oval in London.
Tim Paine has got a big opportunity to lead Australia team on a difficult English tour. This is the first occasion when Paine will be captaining Australian side in the One-Day cricket. After ball tempering scandal, Australia has made too many changes in the management and team thank got new head coach Justin Langer. Ricky Ponting also joined team on this English tour.
Australia need to get back on the track after Smith and Warner who are facing one-year international ban. Australian team member Travis Head has put faith on fast bowlers ahead of the first ODI as he believes that pace bowlers will get success on Oval’s wicket.
On the other hand, England team is coming into the series after facing a shock defeat against ICC rank 13 Scotland team by a 6 runs margin. English skipper Eoin Morgan has asked players to learn lesson from the Scotland defeat and get better against arch rivals Australia.
England to miss Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes in the series opener as both players are going through respective injuries and is expected that these two will return in the next game.
Australian skipper Paine knows very well that Scotland defeat won’t affect much on England side as it’s a new series and they’ll be desperate to do better against us.
England vs Australia Probable Playing XIs
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, David Willey, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran.
Tim Paine (c), Aaron Finch, Shaun marsh, Michael Neser, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Travid Head, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake.
England team has got 65 percent match winning chances against Australia in the first One-Day international.
England vs Australia Live Coverage
The live coverage of England vs Australia ODI series can be enjoyed live on Sky Sports network in UK region.
India based viewers can tune to Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD to catch live action of 1st ODI. Meanwhile SonyLiv app to show live streaming of ENG vs AUS 2018 One-Day internationals.
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