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Australia vs England 2018 ODI series: All you need to know

Home advantage and Ashes momentum ensure Australia start as favourites in the colored jersey as well.

Steve Smith & Eoin Morgan | CricTracker.com
Steve Smith & Eoin Morgan with the ODI series trophy. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Australia and England are all set to take on each other for a five-match One-Day International series which is scheduled to start on Sunday (14th January). After a humiliating Ashes series against Australia, the visitors will be trying their level best to notch their game standards.

There’s a chance for Eoin Morgan’s white-ball clan to salvage some pride from the tour with five ODIs in January. However, whatever the result be, the excitement among fans has already reached another stratum. With this, CricTracker brings all you need to know about Australia vs England 2018 ODI series.

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Duration:

14th January 2018 to 28th January 2018.

Venues:

The matches will be played at five different venues. However, it will be a revisit to the five Ashes Test venues.

1st ODI-  Melbourne

2nd ODI- Brisbane

3rd ODI- Sydney

4th ODI-  Adelaide

5th ODI – Perth

Squad:

For England, the baton has been handed over to ODI skipper Eoin Morgan and the recognisable absentee from the group is Ben Stokes. Dawid Malan has been called as a replacement of Stokes. He had a sensational Ashes series and will look to put the best foot forward in ODI as well. Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, and David Willey have all joined up with the squad after spells in the Big Bash.

England: Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

On the other hand, Australia has made some interesting calls. Chris Lynn, who was earlier named in the 14 member squad is replaced by veteran right-handed batsman Cameron White. Further, the pace trio of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins will also be continuing to be a part of ODI setup. It has been believed that trio will be rested for different matches, comprehending at the conditions.

Australia squad: Steve Smith (C), David Warner, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine (wk), Jhye Richardson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Cameron White, Adam Zampa.

Series Prediction

Home advantage and Ashes momentum ensure Australia start as favourites. However, with the coloured jersey on, the English team will not let Australians take the charge from first match itself. They have become a better side in last year and a half and will produce their best game. The players of both the sides are charged up and eager to make a mark.

The pillar of English pace attack Liam Plunkett said, there are plenty of new faces in the side who were not a part of the Test setup, which means, England will look to start fresh.

He said, “A lot of our guys didn’t play in the Ashes, so we’re full of energy and full of beans. Some of the guys have been out here playing in the Big Bash, lads have been all over the world playing, so we’re full of confidence and looking forward to that first game.”

Official Broadcaster

Sony Picture Networks will broadcast all Australia vs England matches.

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