England face Australia in the first of five One Day International fixtures (ODIs) to conclude the Aussies' summer tour. Michael Clarke and his men were powerless as the hosts swept to a 3-0 win in the 2013 Investec Ashes series but will be hoping for better fortune in the limited overs format of the game, after drawing the two-match T20 International series and hammering Scotland by 200 runs in a one-off ODI at Edinburgh.

Aaron Finch (L) and Jos Buttler

Where to Watch Live

The Leeds ODI is scheduled to start at 10.15am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio commentary is on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Internet updates are available on ESPN Cricinfo.


The hosts have made a few changes to the squad that won the Ashes urn, with the focus on young players gaining match experience. Captain Alastair Cook joins Ian Bell, Graeme Swann, James Anderson and Stuart Broad on the sidelines.

Eoin Morgan will captain the side, which will also still be without Tim Bresnan. Chris Jordan and 19-year-old Jamie Overton receive their call-ups, while Michael Carberry, who was a surprise call-up for the T20 series has been included as well. And, in the absence of Cook and Bell, the Hampshire opener could make his ODI debut at the top of the batting sheets.

With the ball, the absence of Broad, Anderson, Bresnan and Swann severely limits England's options, with Steven Finn now the senior striker bowler. James Tredwell comes in as well and so does former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin, who will be eager to establish himself among the tougher competition of the English national side.

Meanwhile, the Australians have retained a few of their big names and are slight favourites in this series. Captain Clarke returns after missing the T20 series and all eyes will be on Aaron Finch, whose swashbuckling 148 against Scotland and absolutely murderous 156 off 63 balls against England in the opening T20 make him the man to watch. And given England's bowling attack is to be weaker now than it was in that match, Finch must be relishing the chance to score some more runs.

Shaun Marsh is also a name to look out for - the left-hander hit 151 against Scotland. Marsh and Finch shared a 246 run opening stand). Elsewhere, the presence of Shane Watson, Matthew Wade and James Faulkner means Morgan has his work cut out, if he wants to lead England to a clean sweep of Australia's tour.

Team Form


    • Last Five (most recent first): W L W W L
    • Last Match: Ireland lost to England by six wickets
    • Probable Line-Up: M Carberry, K Pietersen, J Trott, J Root, E Morgan, R Bopara, J Buttler, B Stokes, J Tredwell, B Rankin, S Finn


    • Last Five (most recent first): W L L W W
    • Last Match: Scotland lost to Australia by 200 runs
    • Probable Line-Up: A Finch, S Marsh, M Clarke, S Watson, P Hughes, J Faulkner, M Wade, M Johnson, C McKay, F Ahmed