The ODI series is tied 1-1 as England and Australia clash in the decider at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
England v Australia Tips, Predictions and Preview – read on below as we provide three best bets for England vs Australia 3rd 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 v 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 Tips & Predictions ?
Joe Root to top score for England
The batting of England hasn’t been great in the series and they were fortunate to post a total of 9-231 in the second ODI. The lower order helped them out with Tom Curran scoring 37 and Adil Rashid 35 not out. Captain Eoin Morgan top-scored with 42 off 52 balls but the hosts never looked comfortable at the crease. Batting will be a vital part of Wednesday’s decider and Test captain Joe Root could lead England to victory. He battled away to score 39 from 73 deliveries, but that should put him in good stead to compile a knock in the third ODI.
Adam Zampa to be the pick of the bowlers for Australia
Leg spinner Adam Zampa has bowled extremely well in the series with seven wickets from the two matches played. He has been causing the England batting line up plenty of problems. He took 4-55 in the first match dismissing Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes. In Sunday’s loss, Zampa claimed 3-36, including the important wickets of Root and Morgan. He can be the pick of the bowlers in the decider.
England to score the most fours
The hosts won’t be wanting lower order batsmen Tom Curran and Adil Rashid to be contributing to a chunk of England’s score in the final ODI. With big boundaries, scoring fours are much easier to accumulate compared to hitting sixes. In their win in the second ODI, England hit 26 fours compared to Australia’s 13. Of the 13, skipper Aaron Finch hit eight of them. We are backing England to hit the most fours in Wednesday’s match.