England bat first against Australia in Sydney one-dayer

By CricketCountry Staff


Sydney, February 2, 2011


England won the toss and chose to bat against Australia in the sixth one-day international at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. Australia already have an unbeatable 4-1 lead in the seven-match series. Both sides were forced to make changes for the match, with England recalling spinner Michael Yardy to replace injured paceman Ajmal Shazad, who has been sent home with a hamstring strain.


Australia promoted Callum Ferguson for the injured Shaun Marsh, also sidelined with a hamstring problem, while paceman Shaun Tait returns at the expense of Doug Bollinger.


Teams: Australia – Michael Clarke (capt), Shane Watson, Brad Haddin, Cameron White, David Hussey, Callum Ferguson, Steve Smith, John Hastings, Shaun Tait, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson.


England – Andrew Strauss (capt), Matt Prior, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Steve Finn, Michael Yardy.


Umpires: Marais Erasmus (RSA), Daryl Harper (AUS)


TV Umpire: Asad Rauf (PAK)


Match Referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)