By CricketCountry Staff
London: Jul 10, 2012
England captain Alastair Cook has won the toss and elected to bowl first in the final One-Day International (ODI) against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester.
Persistent rains ensured a delayed start to the match which has been reduced to 32 overs a side.
Australia, troubled by injuries, will be keen to salvage pride by winning the final ODI of what has been a disappointing ODI campaign for them. Steve Smith and Xavier Doherty replace the injured Brett Lee and Shane Watson.
England on the other hand would like to continue the winning momentum by winning the series 4-0. James Tredwell will replace Tim Bresnan who is out of action due to sore elbow.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Samit Patel, Jmaes Tredwell, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson.
Australia: David Warner, Mathew Wade (wk), Peter Forrest, Michael Clarke (c), David Hussey, George Bailey, Steven Smith, Ben Hilfenhaus, Clint McKay, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty.