Jan 24, 2014
After whitewashing England in the Ashes 2013-14, Australia have won the One-Day International (ODI) series against England. However, with two ODIs remaining, Australia have got a chance of clean sweeping the visitors in the ODI series also.
If Australia wins at Perth on Friday, they will record 10th successive wins in a row against England. England have lost 10 times in a row twice — 1993 and 2001.
England’s current tour of Australia have been a nightmare for Alastair Cook and company till now.
The hosts came close of winning the second ODI and reaching the Sydney ODI 1-1, however, lost it at the end moment.
For Australia, Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin and David Warner have been rested. George Bailey will lead the side in Clarke’s absence and Mitchell Johnson will act as his deputy. Steven Smith replaces Warner, while Matthew Wade gets a chance in place of Haddin.
The last time the two teams met for an ODI at the WACA in Perth was in February 2011 and Australia won easily by 57 runs. Only three ODIs have been played at the WACA between the two teams with Australia holding the edge 2-1.
Australia: George Bailey (c), Mitchell Johnson, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), Steven Smith, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Pattinson, James Faulkner, Daniel Christian.
England: Alastair Cook (c), Ian Bell, Ben Stokes, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell
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