Australia claimed the first One Day International with a 19-run victory over England at Old Trafford. Can the Aussies secure the series in the second ODI at Old Trafford?
England vs Australia 2nd ODI Tips, Prediction and Preview – read on below as we provide our best bets for Australia’s tour of England.
Momentum is firmly with Australia after winning the final T20 match by five wickets and now claiming the first ODI.
England vs Australia ODI Schedule 🗓
- September 11 | Game 1 | Old Trafford, Manchester | 1pm local time (10pm AEST)
- September 13 | Game 2 | Old Trafford, Manchester | 1pm local time (10pm AEST)
- September 16 | Game 3 | Old Trafford, Manchester | 1pm local time (10pm AEST)
England vs Australia ODI Teams 🏏
🏴 England Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Reserves: Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Phil Salt.
🇦🇺 Australia squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
England vs Australia ODI Tips & Predictions 🧐
Marcus Stoinis top scorer for Australia
Australia’s top order failed to fire in the opening ODI, except for Marcus Stoinis who made 43 from 34 balls prior to being caught behind by Jos Buttler off Mark Wood. Australia were 5-123 before the middle order came to the rescue with Glenn Maxwell (77 off 59) and Mitch Marsh (73 off 100) leading Australia to record 9-294 off their 50 overs. Steve Smith was absent from the first ODI but is expected to return. Smith hasn’t been at his scintillating best, but he is always a danger of top scoring. We are happy to go with Stoinis to be Australia’s leading runs scorer in game two.
Woakes to be England’s best bowler
England’s seamers had a good game with Jofra Archer and Mark Wood both taking three wickets apiece as the Australian top order was on the back foot. Chris Woakes chimed in with a wicket also as he looked tough to face at times in the match. We expected Woakes to be the pick of the bowlers in game two as his determination can never be questioned. Archer can look disinterested at times and would prefer to avoid him for leading wickets for England in this game.
England to hit most sixes and win
The boundaries at Old Trafford are quite big and England looks to have the bigger hitters in their batting line up. The hosts hit seven maximums with Jonny Bairstow hitting four over the rope on his way to 84. Sam Billings was exceptional with 118 runs and two sixes to go with his 14 fours. Australia managed five sixes in the opening match, courtesy of ‘The Big Show’ Glenn Maxwell hitting four of them. If England can pick up Maxwell cheaply, then England should record the most sixes in the match. We also like England to bounce back from their game one defeat and make it a winner-takes-all in game three.