Alastair Cook would be hoping England post a big total © Getty Images
Jan 19, 2014
Australia take on England in the third One-Day International (ODI) at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on January 19, 2014. Australia lead the five-match ODI series 2-0.
Victory in the third ODI would seal the series as they would get an unassailable 3-0 lead. If England manage to win, then the series would still be on. England are still winless in their current tour of Australia in international matches.
James Faulkner’s heroics with the bat helped Australia snatch victory in the second ODI in Brisbane as England looked most likely to win for long periods in the match. Australia had won the first ODI in Melbourne thanks to a century from Aaron Finch.
England would be hoping that centurion from the second ODI, Eoin Morgan keeps up his impressive form with the bat. Jos Buttler also played well in Brisbane. England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and elected to bat first.
Australia make three changes to their starting XI from the second ODI.
James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty and Dan Christian replace Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay and George Bailey.
England also make a couple of changes as James Tredwell and Stuart Broad replace Joe Root and Boyd Rankin.
Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke (c), Dan Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, Xavier Doherty.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell.
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