England vs Australia ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

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3rd ODI of England vs Australia ODI series 2020

3rd One Day International / The Decider:

The Last and the deciding ODI of the series of three ODI matches between England and Australia is going to be played at the Old Trafford, Manchester on September 16th, 2020.

Australia Tour of England History:

The teams completed 155 meetings in a long limited over format. The host won 63 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 73 times. out of them, the English team received victory 35 times and defeated 32 times with two ties, two no result, and two no play (abandoned).

The victory brings points:

The series is the comparison between the first rank (England) and the fifth rank (Australia) team. The host is 16 points ahead of the visitors.


England vs Australia ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI


If the final ODI result will go in favor of the home side, the home side will earn points with staying in the same position, and for visitors, to lose a point and stay where the team is. But, in case of a reverse result, the home side will lose one point with staying on the top of the table and the visitors will earn one point with improving in the position to fourth.

Venue Weather:

The weather forecast for Manchester shows the weather would be mostly cloudy throughout the match. But, there is no chance of rain as the precipitation percentage would not be more than 5%. The temperature would be normal and between 15 to 20 Celsius. The wind would be around 15km/h.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 33 times out of 54, but the selection didn’t favor the teams, and the teams won just 15 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, 24 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 22 times out of 41 times, and the teams won 13 times and lost 9 times. 

The first batting team won the matches 26 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 (60 over 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 28.60 and 28.95 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other 14 times at the venue. The host won 8 times and lost 6 times.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has a pretty good record at the venue, and won 27 matches out of 42 encounters and lost only 13 times.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:


The home side would go unchanged eleven.

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 


The visitors would like to go with the same eleven, in case S. Smith will be able to return, then M. Stoinis would need to sit out of eleven.

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

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