|Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2015|
ScheduleFriday, 16 January 2015 at 03:20 GMT / 03:20 UK / 08:50 IST
VenueSydney Cricket Ground
Team Australia will take over England in the first match of the Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series and India will be third side of the event. The Kangaroos have demonstrated excellent cricket recently in the One Day Internationals where they beat the hosts Pakistan 3-0 in a three match series followed by another positive result back home while defeating South Africa 4-1. The Englishmen got a stick on their last tour to Sri Lanka where they were beaten 2-5 and were unable to perform as required. The conditions in Australia will favour them better than Sri Lanka and the home side will anticipate to begin the series by winning the opening game.
Steven Smith has been very consistent recently in almost all versions of the game and was declared ‘Player of the series’ in the ODIs against Pakistan. South Africa. David Warner, Michael Clarke, Aaron Finch, George Bailey, Shane Watson and Glenn Maxwell form a strong batting unit. The dangerous bowling line up will revolve around Mitchell Johnson, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner and Pat Cummins.
Ian Bell hammered 187 runs vs. Prime Minister’s XI in a practice match on January 14, 2015, at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Gary Balance, Joe Root, Alex Hales and Jos Buttler are formidable batsmen of England. Ravi Bopara and Stuart Broad are fine all-rounders whereas James Anderson, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes and James Tredwell are dependable bowlers of England.
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 03:20 GMT, 14:20 local at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Partly cloudy but not threatening with the temperatures around 19-30ᵒC.
The winning skipper will opt to bat first.
The wicket has behaved equally well for the batsmen and bowlers in the ongoing Big Bash League, 2014-15.
Australia – Michael Clarke (C), George Bailey, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Brad Haddin, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, David Warner, Shane Watson.
England - Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Balance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.
Australia will enter the first game as a favourite.