In their final assignment of a long and relentless summer, England plays Australia in a series of 3 ODI matches starting on 11th September. England just defeated Australia 2-1 in the three match T20 series and here we go, another series in just knocking on the door. Australia were whitewashed 5-0 last time they played a bilateral series on English soil and avoiding something like that will again be a challenge for this Australian team against a strong English side.
In this article, we cover the statistical aspect of the series and look at the records which will be on stake during this 3 match series.
- 1st ODI : 11 Sep, Old Trafford, Manchester
- 2nd ODI : 13 Sep, Old Trafford, Manchester
- 3rd ODI : 16 Sep, Old Trafford, Manchester
Records on stake for England players
- Joe Root needs 78 runs to complete 6000 runs in ODIs. If he does so, he will be only the second English batsman after Morgan to reach this landmark. He has scored 5922 runs at an average over 51 in ODIs.
- Jos Buttler, who has joined the side after missing the third T20 requires 157 runs to complete 4000 runs in ODI cricket. If he scores 4 more runs, he will become 10th highest run getter for England in ODIs. He also needs only 74 runs to complete 1000 ODI runs against Australia.
- If Chris Woakes gets 7 more wickets, he will become the 6th Englishman to get to 150 wickets in ODIs.
- Adil Rashid has 38 wickets against Australia which is same as the number of wickets James Anderson took against the Aussies. If Rashid takes one more wicket, he will have the record of most number of wickets against Australia while playing for England.
- Eoin Morgan needs 136 runs to complete 2000 runs against Australia. He also just needs 47 runs to go pass Virat Kohli and become 5th highest run scorer against Australia in ODIs. If he scores 102 runs, he will have 4000 runs at home for England.
- Jason Roy also needs only 156 runs to get to 1000 runs landmark against Australia.
Records on stake for Australian players
- Australia’s captain Aaron Finch is only 118 runs away from 5000 runs in ODIs.
- Wicket keeper batsman Alex Carey also needs just 116 runs to complete his 1000 runs.
- Steve Smith requires 136 runs to get to 1000 ODI runs against Australia. He will be the 7th Australian to do so.
What happened last time?
When the last time Australia toured England for an ODI series, they were thrashed 5-0 by the hosts. Record for the highest aggregate total in an ODI inning which is 481 was also set by England in the same series. Jason Roy had top scoreed for England while Shaun Marsh was the top scorer for Australia. The duo of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid had taken 24 wickets combined while for Australia, Kane Richardson was the highest wicket taker with just 6 wickets.
ENG vs AUS Head to Head
Total Matches : 149
England won : 62
Australia won : 82
ENG vs AUS Playing 11
Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Adil Rashid, Joe Root , Chris Woakes , Mark Wood
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
ENG vs AUS Squad
Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy , Moeen Ali , Jofra Archer , Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings , Jos Buttler , Sam Curran , Tom Curran , Adil Rashid , Joe Root , Chris Woakes , Mark Wood.
Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa