Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs Australia 1st ODI
The 1st match of the 3-match ODI series between England and Australia will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
Australia were successful in defending their top T20I ranking despite losing the T20I series 1-2. Reigning champions England are the leaders in the rankings when it comes to the ODI format.
Australia, despite putting in some brilliant performances of late, are lagging behind at the 5th spot due to their long lean patch when the the team was in the phase of rebuilding.
While England won their last ODI series against Ireland 2-1, Australia suffered a 1-2 defeat in their last completed ODI assignment against India.
In the 149 ODIs played between the two teams, Australia have won 82 while England have won 62. In England, the home side has had a slight advantage.
There will be a lot of similarity between the playing XI of the two teams in comparison to the T20Is. Jason Roy, Joe Root and Jos Buttler, who were not part of the last T20I, will be back in England colours. Chris Woakes is expected to be preferred over Chris Jordan as the fourth pacer, following Mark Wood, Jofra Archer and Tom Curran.
For Australia, Marnus Labuschagne will be a notable addition. Most other of their players are expected to keep the spots from the last T20I, with Josh Hazlewood likely to be preferred over Kane Richardson.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes/Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Australia - David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson/Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - England
Who will win? – England
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jos Buttler (England), Steve Smith (Australia)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jofra Archer (England), Adam Zampa (Australia)
Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), David Warner (Australia)
Man of the Match – Jos Buttler
Team Scores Batting first – England 330+, Australia 310+
Match Handicap England
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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