Not even the weather is going to save Australia from a 5-0 whitewash by England, in this ODI series, which finishes on Sunday.
Whether England bat first or second, their all-round performance, with bat and ball, have been far too superior for the Aussies this time around to see any other result than a win for England.
Let’s take a brief look at the last ODI
Venue Stats Old Trafford - 5th ODI
Last match Played 19th September 2017 - England v West Indies – England Won by 6 wickets - Jonny Bairstow 100*, Joe Root 54
ODI Matches Played: 45 (inc World Cups etc)
ODI Matches Won by England: 24
ODI Matches Won by Touring Team: 12
Highest Individual Innings: 189* Viv Richards 1984 England v West Indies
Best Bowling: 5-14 Glenn McGrath 1999 Australia v West Indies
Highest Team Innings: 318 -7 Sri Lanka 2006 v England
Lowest Team Innings: 45 Canada 1979 v England
Highest Run Chase: 286-4 England 1986 v New Zealand
4th ODI at the Emirates Riverside - Analysis
England comprehensively beat Australia by 6 wickets, at the Emirates Riverside, to go 4-0 up in ODI Series.
Australia 310-8 (50 overs): Shaun Marsh 101, Aaron Finch 100, Travis Head 63; David Willey 4-43
England 314-4 (44.4 overs): Jason Roy 101, Jonny Bairstow 79, Jos Buttler 54*
A great all round performance by the England team saw the batsmen sweep past the Australian total of 310-8 with ease. Jason Roy 101, Jonny Bairstow 79 and Jos Buttler 54* all in fine form again.
Earlier Australia had a posted a par score of 310-8, which should have been more considering they were 225-1 at one stage with Shaun Marsh 101 and Aaron Finch 100.
Form Guide - ODIs
Australia L L L L
Based on the form guide and venue stats, we can safely predict an England win – what is slightly more unclear is how many records will tumble in the process – Highest Team Innings will surely go, if England bat first. To keep your interest other than a win/lose scenario, you can look at what you think England or Australia might score batting first or highest individual score and most wickets by a bowler, most sixes – even, who will win the toss!
Score 370+ (if batting first)
Highest Individual Score – Jonny Bairstow/Alex Hales
Most wickets – Moeen Ali / Adil Rashid
Most Sixes – Eoin Morgan
Score 300+ (if batting first)
Highest Individual Score – Aaron Finch/Travis Head
Most wickets – Ashton Agar/Nathan Lyon
Most Sixes – Shaun Marsh
Obviously the teams on the day will not be announced until nearer to the start of the match, however, they will be picked from the Squads below
England - Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales Joe Root,Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid , Jake Ball
Australia - Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, D'Arcy Short, Alex Carey, Tim Paine(c)(wk),Ashton Agar, Kane Richardson,Billy Stanlake, Nathan Lyon
Manchester - Fine and bright during the day, with occasional cloudy conditions – 16C- 23C
*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 soon, so stay tuned. Make your match prediction below.
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