In Short, Australia will shock England in ODI series - Vaughan

Adjust Comment Print

The Baggy Greens will be captained in the series by Tim Paine while former batsman Justin Langer has been appointed as the new head coach. Scotland's victory is being seen by the Australians as a timely boost before their new-look team takes the field at The Oval on Wednesday.

But if Australia hoped that the ball-tampering scandal could be put behind them, they had reckoned without the PR company who handed out free sheets of sandpaper with "4" and "6" embossed on them.

He said: "It's a completely different challenge and a completely different team that we will be playing".

Eoin Morgan, England's captain, was unconcerned at losing the toss, especially given the early start time at The Oval would render the floodlights largely redundant during England's chase.

"We've spoken about all of this over the last few months, and we are aware that words are only words", he said. We'll be judged exclusively on our actions going forward.

The punishment means he can not hold any leadership position in the team for the rest of his career, but does allow him to play in overseas domestic leagues and Australian Premier Cricket - senior inter-club or district cricket competitions in each of Australia's states and territories. "But words are words and on Wednesday we have to show them in our actions".

England confirmed one change to the side that lost so famously against Scotland at the weekend, with Jos Buttler returning in the middle order in place of Sam Billings, who has been released, along with Jake Ball, to play for Kent and Nottinghamshire respectively in tomorrow's Royal London Cup quarter-final.

Putin dismisses G7 criticism as 'babbling', calls for cooperation
Russian President Vladimir Putin says counterterrorism efforts are a priority for a regional grouping led by Moscow and Beijing. Putin, in China for an global conference, did not address the sanctions, but instead focused on Trump's goodwill.

Griezmann: Today isn't the day to discuss my future
Monaco have already sold Fabinho to Liverpool this month, and they are set to make further profit with the sale of Lemar. A statement on Atletico's website confirmed the clubs will work over the next few days to complete the transfer.

United ace demands public apology from Spanish PM
David De Gea says discussions about his future at Manchester United are not important as he focuses on the upcoming World Cup . It personally didn't affect me much but obviously I have people close to me that are affected by this more than me.

Morgan said his players must learn from that embarrassing result in Edinburgh when they face Australia.

"So for him to be back around the game he loves is only good".

"We're going to bat first", said Paine at the toss.

"It's part and parcel of the game", he said.

"We set our stall out to be number one in the world and that's where we are, whether we were number one in this game or not, Scotland would still be delighted to win, it's not just because we are number one", the Yorkshireman added.

Aaron Finch and the inventive Glenn Maxwell should provide power - provided the latter can rediscover form - and Travis Head some well-acclimatised nous after a spell with Worcestershire this summer, while the slippery Jhye Richardson and 6ft 8in Billy Stanlake are two exciting, if inexperienced, threats with the ball.