England take on Australia in the second ODI in Sydney on November 19. The visitors are trailing in the three-match series after their loss in the first game by six wickets. While the visitors will need to win the game to keep the series alive, the hosts will look to make it 2-0. The third ODI will be played in Melbourne on November 22.
England previously won the T20I series before the T20 World Cup. Both teams have resumed their rivalry with this ODI series. The ODI series ends on November 22 at the MCG.
Australia then travel to England in June next year for the Ashes. The series will consist of five Tests between June 16 and July 31. The Aussies were the winners of the previous Ashes series by 4-0 in their own backyard.
There is still a lot of cricket to be played in the series with both teams capable of winning the series from here on. England are playing with almost a second-string side as the regulars have taken a break after the T20 World Cup win. Australia, on the other hand, has several of its regulars playing in this series.
AUS vs ENG Match Preview, England Tour Of Australia 2022, 2nd ODI
England are led by Jos Buttler in the series. He batted at number six in the first ODI and scored 39 off 34 balls to set up a score. Besides David Malan’s entertaining century there were not many positives from the game for the visitors. Jason Roy is going through a rough patch with the bat which saw him getting dropped from the T20 World Cup.
Phil Salt was also dismissed cheaply. Sam Billings who decided to skip the IPL for concentrating on international cricket scores just 17 off 22 balls batting at number five.
The bowlers too were below par. David Willey took two wickets. Chris Jordan and Liam Dawson took one each. Dawson was the most expensive of the lot as he conceded 65 off his 10 overs.
Overall, the first ODI was a disappointing game for the visitors. England have won 11 ODIs in Sydney against Australia over the years. It is one of their lucky grounds and the side would look to win the game.
Jos Buttler (capt), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Luke Wood.
The hosts pulled off a clinical chase with David Warner and Steve Smith two of their modern batting pillars scoring runs. Warner scored 86 while Smith struck an unbeaten 80 as they made the 288-run chase look very easy.
Australia won the game by six wickets in the end. Travis Head’s contribution at the top of the order also meant that the platform was set for the lower order to finish the job.
Among the bowlers, Pat Cummins and Azam Zampoa picked two wickets each. Both the bowlers have a good record in Sydney taking 14 wickets each in ODIs. Josh Hazlewood has taken 16 wickets so far at this venue in 9 matches. Warner (953) and Smith (849) are also among the top scorers at this venue. The side would like to play with the same template as they look forward to winning the series.
Pat Cummins (capt), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
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