Having been stunned by Scotland in the one-off ODI at few days ago, England would be looking to get things back on track.
They are, after all, the number one team in the world. Australia, on the other hand, are still reeling under the ball tampering controversy, and would want to make news for the right reasons.
One of the few positives for England was the stunning hundred by Jonny Bairstow. It marked the first instance of a English batsman scoring three one-day hundreds in a row. England would also welcome back the stupendous Jos Buttler. However, Ben Stokes are Chris Woakes would miss the game due to injury, which means England’s bowling remains weak.
As mentioned above, Tim Paine and his men would still be reeling under the effect of the ball tampering saga. The batting wears an unfamiliar look in the absence of Steve Smith and David Warner. England won the series 4-1 the last time these two teams met Down Under. But, that isn’t expected to have much of an impact on this series.
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wkt), Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes (unavailable for first part of the series), David Willey, Chris Woakes (unavailable for first part of the series), Mark Wood
Australia squad: Tim Paine (c & wkt), Ashton Agar, Alex Carey (wkt), Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glen Maxwell, Michael Neser, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye