Australia will face England in the first match of the Carlton Mid One Day International (ODI) Tri-Series at Sydney Cricket Ground, starting from Friday.
Where to watch live
The match starts at 3:20am GMT on Monday. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Follow live updates of the match on ESPN Cricinfo. Click here for live streaming link.
After winning the four-match Test series against India 2-0, Australia will be hoping to extend their form in the limited overs format against England. The world champions and England will be the other two teams taking part in the ODI series.
George Bailey will lead Australia for the Tri-Series in the absence of Michael Clarke, who is sidelined due to injury. Australian fans will hope that Clarke recover to lead his side for the upcoming World Cup on home soil beginning in February.
England, on the other hand start the ODI series under the guidance of new ODI captain Eoin Morgan after Alastair Cook was dropped by the cricket board over disappointing results.
The Three Lions suffered a 5-2 series defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka away from home in the last ODI series and they will be hoping to bounce back in the Tri-Series. The ODI series starting from Friday will be key for all three nations' preparation for the next month's World Cup.
Betting odds (888Sport.com)
- Australia to win: 3/7
- England to win: 24/13
Probable lineup: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey (c), Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty.
Probable lineup: Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ravi Bopara, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Tredwell, Steven Finn.