Eoin Morgan, “we think it’s a good wicket, short boundary on one side.” Mark Wood comes in for Sam Curran. “Sam is extremely good, the young, versatile allrounder, hard to take…” he says, of the tough call to omit him after his role in the second ODI win. “It’s important to continue building towards the next World Cup. We are playing against a really strong Australian side. Our thanks go out to all teams who came over here, a leap of faith, and the structure and planning from the ECB.”
Aaron Finch. “We would have batted first, but when the lights come on, it can skid through.” No Smith. Same team. “He had a long hit and didn’t pull up well, just a bit groggy. We’ve been ultra-conservative and cautious.” On the meltdown at the weekend. “It’s another chance to keep learning, we’re still in it at 1-1. We stuck with our skills for a long while but it was those last overs where we mis-executed…”
Watch Eng v Aus 3rd ODI Highlights today – 3rd ODI (D/N), Australia tour of England from Old Trafford, Manchester Wednesday, 16-09-2020.
ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20
England won the toss and elected to bat first.
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Jos Buttler (wk), 6 Sam Billings, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Tom Curran, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Marcus Stoinis, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Mitchell Marsh, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
Match Timings: 12:00 GMT | 13:00 Local
Umpires – Richard Illingworth, Alex Wharf
TV Umpires – Richard Kettleborough
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Martin Saggers
Match number – ODI no. 4261