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ENG vs AUS | 1st ODI in Manchester - Statistical Preview

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Australia and England will play the first ODI at Old Trafford

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ENG vs AUS | 1st ODI in Manchester - Statistical Preview

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England just won the T20Is against Australia and it was more or likely to happen as the visitors looked scratchy right from the start of the series. Now, these two cricketing giants will locks horns in a three-match ODI series and one can be rest assured that it is going to be an enthralling one.

Form Guide

England: L W W W L 

Australia: L L L L W

Key Batsmen

England -  Aaron Finch

The Australian skipper holds quite a sensational record when it comes to playing against England in white-ball cricket. Finch had a decent T20 series with the bat and now he will be eyeing the ODI series as well. Finch has 1253 runs against England in 27 matches at a brilliant average of 50.12 including 7 hundreds and 4 fifties. The Australian captain has racked up 972 runs while playing on the English soil at an average of 42.26 with 3 centuries and 6 half tons as well. Therefore, Fun88 believe that there is no better than a leader who is going to lead his side from the front. 

Australia - Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow did not have a great time with his piece of willow during the T20 series but surely is willing to make amends in the 50-over format. Bairstow, who is quite a swashbuckling opener, averages 56.05 while playing on the English soil with 2074 runs against his name. Bairstow has also been sensational with the bat when he has played under the leadership of Eoin Morgan and he has racked up 2800 runs in 63 innings at an average of 50.00. So, the attacking man upfront has a really good opportunity to score a lot of runs in these upcoming matches, which makes him a favourite in Fun88's eyes

Key Bowlers

England - Adil Rashid

Australia have always been uncomfortable while they have faced leg spinners and it is not new to any top teams across the globe. And that is exactly why England have retained Adil Rashid for the 50-over format as well to trouble these Aussie batsmen. Rashid had a pretty decent T20 series against Australia as he ended up being the top wicket taker of the series with 6 scalps to his name in 3 matches. Is it really a shock that he is an odds on favourite to have a good game at Old Trafford

Australia - Adam Zampa

If England throws an Adil Rashid at you, then you are going to be ready with Adam Zampa in your arsenal! Yeah, the world is not fair, is it? Adam Zampa has been extremely useful with the white ball and there is no denying that fact. The leggie has an economy of 5.61 in the ODIs and has 75 wickets to his name as well. While playing on the English soil, he has 7 wickets in 6 games and that number is only expected to go up.

England have been a force to be reckoned with at home over the last couple of years. Since the start of 2019, they have played 19 ODIs at home and have won an astonishing 14 of them while suffering just four losses. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Fun88 have favoured the hosts to outplay their arch rivals in the format they obviously excel at yet again.

Fun88 Predictions

Predicted 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, Glenn Maxwell, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

When to Watch: 5:30 PM IST.

Where to Watch: Sony SIX and Sony LIV.  

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