AUS vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Head to Head, Playing XI, Preview, Where to Watch on TV, Online, and Live Streaming Details
Australia clinched the three-match ODI series by winning the first two games.
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Australia and England will lock horns on November 22, Tuesday, at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), for the third and final ODI game of the three-match series. England came into the series after winning the T20 World Cup 2022 at the MCG (November 13), but the first two games did not go as per their plans as Australia won both fixtures to take an unassailable 2-0 lead.
The Men in Yellow will now be aiming for a 3-0 whitewash, whereas the visitors will try and give their best so as to end the ODI series on a winning note. England made plenty of mistakes in the previous two games, which gave Australia the upper hand. In order to win the upcoming match, England needs to critically evaluate the circumstances and work on their past mistakes.
England struggled in the series in large part due to top-order failures in the first two games. Moreover, the bowlers struggled to take wickets in the middle overs, and instead gave away runs which led to the Aussies winning both games with ease. As a result, Australia has performed admirably across all departments.
Steve Smith is currently the leading run-scorer in the series with 174 runs from the two games played so far. In the bowling front, Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc have stood out from the rest of the unit. While Zampa has seven wickets from the two matches, Starc has five wickets. Notably, the captains of both sides- Jos Buttler and Pat Cummins opted out of the second game as Moeen Ali and Josh Hazelwood led their respective sides.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground has hosted a lot of ODI matches, 152 to be precise, and the average first-innings score at the venue is 222 runs. The stadium has longer boundaries, which assists the spinners in the game. The pacers will get good help with the new ball. The skipper winning the toss might opt to chase in the game, and a total of 230-240 runs can be a winning total.
Playing Combinations for AUS vs ENG
Australia may make a few changes, bringing skipper Pat Cummins back into the side with Mitch Starc getting a rest for the third game. Sean Abbott could be slotted in for Ashton Agar. There are no major concerns with the Australian side given their recent form in the series, and thus they will look like a formidable force.
Predicted Playing XI: David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins (c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
The chances of Jos Buttler returning for the final ODI are less as the English white-ball skipper has played a lot of cricket recently. In that case, Sam Billings will be expected to continue in the wicketkeeper’s role, and Moeen Ali will continue the captaincy. Luke Wood might come in for Chris Woakes.
Predicted Playing XI: Jason Roy, Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Sam Billings/Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes/Luke Wood, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Adil Rashid
AUS vs ENG Head-to-Head
Played- 154| Australia- 86 | England- 63 | Tied- 02 | No Result- 03
AUS vs ENG Broadcast & Live Streaming Details
Match Timings- 08:50 AM IST
TV- Sony Sports Network
Live Streaming- SonyLiv App