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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs Australia 2nd ODI

England's Sam Billings and Australia's Mitchell Marsh after the match
England's Sam Billings and Australia's Mitchell Marsh after the match
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The 2nd match of the 3-match ODI series between England and Australia will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester.

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England might have lost the first match of the ODI series but it was more due to Australia's brilliance rather than some gaping holes in the England XI.

In fact, they mounted a superb attack with Jofra Archer and Mark Wood complementing each other beautifully. Both picked up three wickets each while conceding runs at less than 6 RPO. Adil Rashid was brilliant for England in the middle overs and provided two crucial dismissals.

Among the batsmen, Jonny Bairstow and Sam Billings were the two shining lights for them. Both Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler perished while playing big shots and if the duo can be a bit more sensible in the coming games, England have a good chance of levelling the series on Sunday.

The home team will have further advantage with both Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc likely to miss out due to injuries.

While Starc picked up a groin injury in the series opener, Steve Smith was hit on the head during practice before the first ODI and will have to undergo a concussion test before a final decision on his availability is taken. If Starc misses out, Kane Richardson will take his place.

Australia have won 32 of the 71 ODIs they have played in England while the hosts have won 35. This will be an opportunity for the visitors to not only move up the ODI rankings but also improve their ODI record in England.

 

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), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood 

Australia - Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - England

Who will win? – England

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Eoin Morgan (England), Aaron Finch (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jofra Archer (England), Adam Zampa (Australia)

Most Sixes – Jos Buttler (England), David Warner (Australia)

Man of the Match –  Eoin Morgan

Team Scores Batting first – England 300+, Australia 290+

 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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