The 2nd game of the 3-match ODI series between England and Australia will be played at The Old Trafford in Manchester.
The match starts at 01:00 PM local time (05:30 PM IST) (12:00 PM UTC). This match can be viewed on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. It will be live-streamed on the Sony Liv app.
England is present in a do-or-die situation following a close defeat in the first game of the 3-match ODI series against Australia at home. The track in Manchester during the first game was quite a tricky one but the middle-order of both the teams stepped up to take their teams to a decent total. The Eoin Morgan-led team would be looking to square the series on Sunday despite the Aussies likely to be boosted by the return on Steve Smith.
The track at the Old Trafford is one of the fewer venues in England where two spinners are needed. The recent most ODI matches played at this venue have been won by teams batting first only and 275+ totals in most matches.
Average first innings score: 281 (Last four ODI games played at the Old Trafford)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 4
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Bench: Sam Curran, Tom Banton, Tom Curran.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne/Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.
Bench: Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar, Daniel Sams, Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Nathan Lyon, Riley Meredith, Kane Richardson, Marnus Labuschagne/Marcus Stoinis.
David Warner has scored a century and a fifty across the eight ODI matches he played in 2020 where he aggregated 283 runs at an average slightly above 40.
Since the start of 2019, Mark Wood has taken 30 wickets across 16 ODI innings at an average of 26.33 and a strike rate of 28.53.
Eoin Morgan has scored 1270 runs across 33 home ODIs against Australia at an average of 50.80 with help of an unbeaten century and 11 fifties.
The return of Steve Smith could provide much-needed stability for Australia in the middle-order on a two-paced track available at the Old Trafford.
England is expected to win this match and level the series.
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