Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series: Australia Vs England 1st Match Live Scores at Melbourne, 16 Jan, 2015.
Teams: Australia Vs England
Venue: Played at Sydney Cricket Ground
Match Time: Match scheduled to begin at 14:20 local time (03:20 GMT)
Recent Matches results
(last five matches, most recent first)
Australia will play this tri-series without captain Michael Clarke, who is recovering from hamstring surgery and hopes to be able to take some part in the World Cup. Rather than Test vice-captain Steven Smith, George Bailey will lead the side in Clarke's absence. Like Morgan, he wants runs himself, for when and if Clarke returns it is unlikely Smith, Bailey and Clarke will all squeeze into the one side.
1.Eoin Morgan has captained England in eight ODIs and averages 71.16 as leader.
2.Since their 2006-07 tour, England have played 12 ODIs in Australia for only two victories; last time they won an ODI in Sydney, Mal Loye was opening and Paul Nixon was wicketkeeper.
3.Should Gurinder Sandhu debut he will be ODI cap number 206 for Australia, and just the second player after Sean Abbott to debut for Australia in the past 16 months.