The 3rd 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 and Australia will lock horns in the deciding 3rd ODI on Wednesday at the Old Trafford. While Australia won the first match by 19 runs, it was England’s turn on Sunday where they defeated the visitors by 24 runs. Less than 90 runs were needed for Australia in the 2nd ODI when they lost their 3rd wicket and soon collapsed in no time. England has won every ODI series they played at home since the start of 2016 and will expect to keep that spree going along.
The track at the Old Trafford generally slows down as the match progresses which is why the teams winning the toss prefer batting first here. Going by the two matches in this series, even the 240+ target will be tough to chase.
Average first innings score: 271 (Last five ODIs played at the Old Trafford)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 0, Lost – 5
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid.
Bench: Moeen Ali, Tom Banton, Mark Wood.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey (wk), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis/Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar/Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.
Bench: Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar/Josh Hazlewood, Daniel Sams, Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Nathan Lyon, Riley Meredith, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis/Mitchell Marsh.
Jason Roy hasn’t been at this best since the resumption of the sport. However, in the 2nd ODI, Roy made a quick-fire start before getting runout. We can expect a big inning from him during the ODI series decider.
Marnus Labuschagne made a great start to his ODI career scoring 305 runs from only eight innings with help of a century, two fifties and three scores of 40s.
Mitchell Starc has gone wicketless in four of the eight ODI matches played this year. However, he can be bankable due to his brilliant record of taking 40 wickets from 20 ODIs in England.
Given the way the pitch has played in the first two matches, it will be tough to see the chasing team winning the series decider on Wednesday.
Australia is expected to win this match and take the series.
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