Alastair Cook © Getty Images
Alastair Cook would be hoping to turn England’s fortunes on the tour © Getty Images


Canberra: Jan 14, 2014


England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat against the Brett Lee-led Australian Prime Minister’s XI in Canberra on Tuesday.


Former Test quick Lee, aged 37, has promised to extend England’s misery in the day-night 50-over match at the Manuka Oval in the Australian capital.


The tourists will be looking for a morale-boosting performance ahead of the second of five one-day internationals against Australia in Brisbane on Friday.


Australia won Sunday’s opening One-Day International (ODI) in Melbourne by six wickets following the 5-0 Ashes whitewash.




Prime Minister’s XI: Brett Lee (c), Luke Pomersbach, Ben McDermott, Brad Hodge, Peter Handscomb, Michael Spaseski, Ben Cutting, James Muirhead, Clive Rose, Jackson Bird, Alister McDermott.


England: Alastair Cook (c), Michael Carberry, Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Tim Bresnan, James Tredwell, Chris Jordan, Boyd Rankin.