Manchester: The last ODI of the 3 ODI series being played between England and Australia is to be played today. In this decisive match, both teams will keep an eye on winning the series. Because England and Australia are 1-1 in this series. In this case, this last match is going to be very important. This third ODI will be played at the Old Trafford ground in Manchester from 5:30 pm Indian time.
England have not lost any bilateral ODI series since 2016
In the second ODI of this series, England’s team made a great comeback in the series by defeating Australia by 24 runs. On this basis, hosts England have a golden opportunity to repeat history by winning this series. In fact, England has not lost any bilateral ODI series on its home soil since the last 4 years i.e. from 2016 till now.
During this period, England, led by Captain Eoin Morgan, has dusted off Sri Lanka, Pakistan in 2016, Ireland, South Africa, West Indies in 2017, Australia in 2018, India, Pakistan in 2019 and then Ireland in 2020. In such a situation, winning this series is going to be very difficult for the visiting team Australia. At the same time, England will try its best to continue its unique record at home in the ODI series.
Batting has become a headache for Australia
Australia’s team needs to improve their batting in the third ODI. If Aaron Finch’s team fails in this task, then this series is sure to slip from his team’s hands. Because Australia were on a score of 145-2 while chasing a score of 232 in the last match, but after that the entire kangaroo team got stuck like a leaf of 207 for 207 and lost the match by 24 runs.
In such a situation, in the final ODI, Australia will have to show amazing with their batting. The poor form in the ODI format of Australian opener David Warner remains a concern for the team. At the same time, Steve Smith may return in this match to strengthen the middle order.