Today Match Prediction England vs Australia ODI-3

Squads

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Jake Ball

Australia: Travis Head, D Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar, Tim Paine(w/c), Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, Michael Neser, Billy Stanlake, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon

England strengths

Power-packed batting line-up

Jason Roy

Jason Roy

England are blessed with attacking limited-overs batsmen namely Jason Roy, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow. Jason Roy smacked a brilliant match-winning ton in second ODI to help England take a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Buttler also cracked a brilliant 91 to steer the team to a match-winning total. Besides, England have few brilliant all-rounders in Moeen Ali, David Willey besides skipper Eoin Morgan to add depth to the batting line-up.

England weaknesses

Complacency

England

England

England can be over-confident with their 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. England have in the past allowed opposition to bounce back in the series. England need to guard themselves against any complacency creeping in their game to take a 3-0 unassailable lead in the five-match ODI series. England must be on their toes to give a tough fight to Australia who would come hard at their opponents to win the match and keep the series alive.

Australia strengths

Shaun Marsh and co

Shaun Marsh

Shaun Marsh

The most experienced batsman in Australia’s squad cracked a brilliant 131 in the loss in second ODI. His knock kept Australia in the hunt for a chase of 343 before he was eight batsman out. Australia would take heart from Marsh’s performance and hopefully, they can produce a team effort to down England in the third ODI and make a comeback in the series. Besides, Marsh, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis are capable batsmen to destroy any attack. D’Arcy Short and Travis Head are expected to do well too.

Australia weaknesses

Yet to move on from Smith, Warner’s absence

Steve Smith and David Warner

The absence of these two players have made a big hole in Australia’s batting. They were the pillars of Australia’s batting line-up and without them, the current team is struggling. Marsh showed good form with the bat, but others are yet to deliver. They should look to move on from their losses and rebuild the team from scratch.

Final Thoughts

  • Trentbridge is a horror venue for the Englishmen when their opponents are the Kangaroos. But their performance against other countries for the past 15 years is very good. They have Won 9, Lost 3 and Tied 1.
  • Recently Trentbridge has produced a lot of runs. England have scored 444 batting first and chased down 350 once, considering their last 5 ODIs at this venue.
  • Chris Woakes will be missing this game with a knee injury. He wasn’t part of the playing XI in the first two ODIs though. England may go to this game with an unchanged side if Morgan is not fully recovered yet. If he is available to play, Sam Billings or Alex Hales will have to sit out this game.
  • Australians experimented with Short at the opening position. His 21 runs weren’t too bad considering how other batsmen fared. But one can’t be amused if the Australians go with a lot of changes to their playing XI into this game.

England Will Win the Match

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