England vs Australia ODI series 2020 – 1st ODI

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1st ODI of England vs Australia ODI series 2020

1st ODI:

First ODI of the series of three ODI matches between England and Australia is going to be played at the Old Trafford, Manchester on September 11th 2020.

Australia Tour of England History:

This is going to be the twenty third bilateral series between the teams, England won the series 10 times. Whereas the opponent has the upper hand and won the series 12 times.

When touring England by the Australian team, the teams meet to play bilateral series 15 times, out of them, the host won the series by 8 times and the visitors 7 times.

The teams completed 153 meetings in long limited over format. The host won 62 times, whereas the opponent won 82 times with two ties, three without any result and four without play (abandoned).

On the soil of England, the teams faced each other 71 times. out of them, the English team received victory 34 times and defeated 31 times with two ties, two no result and two no play (abandoned).

Victory brings points:

The series is the comparison between the first rank (England) and fifth rank (Australia) team. The host is 18 points ahead of the visitors.

If the first ODI result will go in favor of the home side, the home side will earn a point with staying in the same position, and for visitors, to lose a point without change in the position. But, in case of a reverse result, the home side will lose a point with no change in position and the visitors will earn two points, and jump on the fourth rank.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Manchester shows the weather would be mostly cloudy throughout the match. There is a chance of rain, but expected in the last part of the match time with 45-50% precipitation, the precipitation percentage would be from 5% to 20% in most part of the match time. The temperature would be normal and around 15 Celsius. The wind would be around 15km/h to 20km/h.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 32 times out of 52, but the selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just 14 times after selecting the batting first, and lost 18 times. On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, won the matches only 9 times and lost 10 times with one without any result.

Overall, 23 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 28 times, looks toss win lose match ground.

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 20 times out of 40 times, and the teams won 12 times and lost 8 times. 

The first batting team won the matches 24 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 27 times.

The lowest defended total was 208, though the match reduced to 48 overs and it happened in 2001. And the highest successful chase was 286 (60over match) runs at the venue in 1986, and 255 (50 over match) in 1992. 

The first inning lowest total was 45 (completed innings), though by associate country (Canada) in 1979, and the highest total was 397 (against Afghanistan) runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 85 (completed innings), though in 1978, whereas highest was 315 runs, but still in losing cause.

The batting average of the first innings is 28.58 and 29.15 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other 12 times at the venue. The host won 7 times and lost 5 times. Moreover the visitors played three more matches, but against non-english team and won twice with one loss.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 26 matches out of 40 encounters and lost only 12 times.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:


The home side would go with the 3 pacers and one spinner combination, the team has one batting all-rounder and one part time spinner as well.

England Eleven: J. Roy, J. Bairstow, J. Root, E. Morgan, S. Billings, J. Buttler, M. Ali, C. Woakes, J. Archer, A. Rashid, M. Wood  


The visitors would like to go with pacers with spinners combination.

Australia Eleven: D. Warner, A. Finch, M. Labuschagne, S. Smith, G. Maxwell, M. Marsh, A. Carey, P. Cummins, M. Starc, A. Zampa, J. Hazlewood

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