England vs Australia, 1st ODI, Jun 13: Match Preview & Prediction

Australia will be without Steve Smith and David Warner. However, it still has plenty of batting talent. With Glenn Maxwell back in the ODI team, Aussie will be ready to take on a resurgent English side. On the other hand, the English side will be looking to consolidate their ODI ranking at the top. After all, India is merely a few points behind and could take over the number one spot.

Match Preview

The Oval has been a happy hunting ground for English bowlers and batsmen. So, the team will be looking to win the first ODI against Australia. Eoin Morgan will be captaining the side, with Jos Buttler behind the stumps. In addition, the team has the services of Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, David Wiley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, and Liam Plunkett, among others.

On the other hand, the Australian side will want to put the disastrous South African tour behind them and start on a fresh note. Ranked number 5 in ODI, Australia will be looking to climb up the ranking with an impressive show. The side is captained by Tim Paine, who is also the wicketkeeper. Other team members include Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Aaron Finch, Kane Williamson, D’Arcy Short, Marcus Stoinis, and Andrew Tye, among others.

Match Prediction

The Aussies have a strong bowling side with the likes of Short, Stoinis and Tye. However, considering the English side has both batting and bowling strength. It will be difficult to beat them. Here are some reasons England will win the first ODI against Australia:

  • Home field advantage

  • Extremely talented batting lineup

  • England has plenty of batting option to fill any slot

  • Eoin Morgan’s captaincy will make a huge difference

  • Moeen Ali loves playing at The Oval and will perform with the bat

  • Plunkett and Wood will try to outfox the Aussies with their pace

  • Sam Billings, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and David Wiley are good and consistent run-getters

  • Jonny Bairstow is an efficient player who can score well as he is great with the bat as an opener

  • Adil Rashid is another player capable of scoring vital runs down the order


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