England and Australia are all set to begin their three-match ODI series. The world champions England will look to carry the momentum and dominate the Aussies even in 50 over cricket. On the other hand, Australia who won the final T20I will be hoping to start the ODI series with a bang. Ahead of the start of the series, we bring you fantasy tips from the 1st ODI between England and Australia.
Both sides are expected to play a full-strength squad as all their major players are available for the series. The focus will be on the return of Joe Root and Jason Roy in England ODI side in the series.
On the other hand from Australia, Marnus Labuschagne will strengthen their batting line up as he will look to continue his fine record against England.
Head to Head
Thus far both Australia and England have played a total of 149 ODI matches. Overall the Aussies have dominated as they have won 82 matches to only 62 of England.
Match Timing and Venue
All the ODI matches will be played at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester. The first ODI will be a d/n match as it will commence from 5:30 IST on 11th September.
The conditions are likely to stay overcast with not much chance of rain. It is likely that fans will get to see an uninterrupted contest between the two heavyweight sides.
England vs Australia: 1st ODI – Fantasy Tips
It is important to pick a balanced side as it will make your team stronger. Now that you can fix your team even after the toss, it makes your job easier.
With most of the England players in form, a majority of them can be picked in your side. The likes of Eoin Morgan Jos Buttler and Joe Root will make your side strong as they all have decent records against Australia. Jofra Archer and Adil Rashid should be the first choice bowlers in your fantasy squad.
On the other hand from Australia, their top 3 which are David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith should surely be picked as they are by far their best batsmen. Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc are also a must in your fantasy XI.
Predicted Playing XI
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
With Australia’s middle order looking comparatively weak, England will once look to pick early wickets and put them under pressure. After winning the T20I series, England is on a high and will be looking to start the ODI series on a positive note.
Expect England to come out firing in the first ODI and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
Fantasy 11 picks
Captain –Steve Smith, Eoin Morgan
Vice-Captain – David Warner, Jos Buttler
Batters – Steve Smith(c), Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (VC), David Warner (VC)
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Adam Zampa