England take on Australia in the second One Day International(ODI) at Old Trafford, Manchester, on Sunday. The first match was abandoned due to rain and the players will be hoping that they are able to get some game time this around.
Where to Watch Live
The match is scheduled to start at 10:15am BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Real-time internet updates are on ESPN Cricinfo.
England come into the game on the back of a brilliant 3-0 win in the Ashes last month and will be brimming with confidence as they take on Australia in the shorter format. The Ashes victory was followed by a two match T20 series which they drew 1-1 and shared the spoils. However, much has been made about England's team selection which has seen a lot of young names being admitted into the side with only Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root with much experience in the batting line-up.
England have had the better of the ODI exchanges between the two sides in recent years at home, with the last series ending in a 4-0 win for the home side. England have won two homes series on the trot and the men from down under will be looking to redeem themselves on a disappointing tour.
Australia have called upon a strong squad to face England and look the more dangerous of the two sides on paper. Michael Clarke is back after missing the T20 series and will be looking to taker back some pride after being dismantled in the Ashes. The captain will be looking at Aaron Finch (148), who scored a brilliant hundred against Scotland in a partnership with Shaun Marsh (151). Shane Watson is slated to come in at three, followed by Clarke, which should give the Australian batting line-up some much needed stability up front.
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Probable Line-Up: Michael Carberry, Joe Root, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Butler (wk), James Tredwell, Boyd Rankin, Ben Stokes, Steven Finn.
Probable Line-Up: Australia (probable): Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke (c), Shane Watson, Phil Hughes, James Faulkner, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Fawad Ahmed.