England vs Australia ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

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2nd ODI of England vs Australia ODI series 2020

2nd ODI:

Second ODI of the series of three ODI matches between England and Australia is going to be played at the Old Trafford, Manchester on September 13th 2020.

Australia Tour of England History:


England vs Australia ODI series 2020 – 1st ODI


The teams completed 154 meetings in long limited over format. The host won 62 times, whereas the opponent won 83 times with two ties, three without any result and four without play (abandoned).

On the soil of England, the teams faced each other 72 times. out of them, the English team received victory 34 times and defeated 32 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 fourth rank (Australia) team. The host is 15 points ahead of the visitors.

If the home side will win both the remaining matches, then the team will earn the points to be in the same position, where the team was before the start of the series. In case of drawing the series, the team will stay on the same position, but lose a point, and in case of losing the series by 2-0, 3-0 or 2-1, the team will stay on the top of the table, but lose three, four and two points respectively.

On the other hand, as the opponent already won the first match, and the team will improve the position from fifth to fourth. In case the team will win the series by 3-0,2-0 or 2-1, the team will earn points four, two and one points respectively, compared to the points before starting the series. In case of drawing the series or losing by 1-2, the team will stay with the same points or lose points, respectively, but lose the position and come back on the fifth, which was the position before the start of the series.

If the second ODI result will go in favor of the home side, the home side will not earn any points with staying in the same position, and for visitors, to lose a point and drop to the fifth position from fourth. But, in case of a reverse result, the home side will lose two points and the visitors will earn a point. Both the teams will stay in the same position.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Manchester shows the weather would be mostly clear throughout the match. There is no chance of rain as the precipitation percentage would be almost zero to maximum of 5%. The temperature would be normal and around 20 Celsius. The wind would be around 20km/h at the beginning of the match, but will be decreased afterwards to around 10km/h.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 32 times out of 53, 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 11 times with one without any result.

Overall, 23 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 29 times, looks toss win lose match ground.

Particularly, for England, the team won the toss 21 times out of 41 times, and the teams won 12 times and lost 9 times. 

The first batting team won the matches 25 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 28.67 and 29.19 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other 13 times at the venue. The host won 7 times and lost 6 times.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 26 matches out of 41 encounters and lost only 13 times.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:


The home side would go almost unchanged or include one of the Curran brothers in place of M. Ali.

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


The visitors would like to go with the same eleven, M. Starc may miss out the match if he will not recover from his minor injury.

Australia Eleven: D. Warner, A. Finch, M. Stoinis, M. Labuschagne, G. Maxwell, M. Marsh, A. Carey, P. Cummins, M. Starc / K. Richardson, A. Zampa, J. Hazlewood

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