Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs Australia 3rd ODI
The 3rd and the last match of the ODI series between England and Australia will be played at the Old Trafford in Manchester.
"We went seam up for the first few overs and then decided to use the surface a bit more," Jofra Archer, the Player of the Match in the second ODI, said in the post-match presentation. And, this was the recipe of England's success in the last game.
The team could have been bowled out for around 170 when they were struggling at 149/8, but it was courtesy of the 76-run partnership between Tom Curran and Adil Rashid that took them to 231.
Despite that, with knocks from Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne, Australia were cruising to the target. This is when the change that Jofra Archer talks about came about and the England bowlers realised that they will not get much off the seam from the surface and decided to hit the ball into the surface and allowed the pitch to do the rest.
The Old Trafford pitch did all the tricks as Australian batsman struggled to save their wickets. In fact, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and Pat Cummins all lost their pegs.
While Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa were the leading bowlers for England, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Sam Curran did the job for England.
With the series on the line, Steve Smith is expected to return for Australia while England are likely to go in with the same XI.
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, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer,
Australia - Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc
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 280+, Australia 260+
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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