|Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series 2015|
ScheduleFriday, 23 January 2015 at 03:20 GMT / 03:20 UK / 08:50 IST
VenueBellerive Oval, Hobart
Australia has proved to be the strongest unit of the ongoing Carlton Mid ODI Tri-Series while defeating both participants, England and India, in the games they played so far. The first match against the Englishmen was captured by three wickets and the Blue Shirts lost their opening game by a margin of four wickets. England came back in the series when they won vs. India by a hefty margin of nine wickets, grabbed five points and is placed on the second position. The former will play their next game against Kangaroos and will try to consolidate their position while the latter with nine point will anticipate another win.
Mitchell Starc was unplayable and achieved his career’s best figures of 6-43 vs. India, Pat Cummins, Gurinder Sandhu are assisting him nicely whereas James Faulkner has developed himself into a fine all-rounder. Aaron Finch demonstrated an excellent knock of 96 vs India while Steven Smith and Shane Watson chipped in with 47 and 41 runs. David Warner blasted 127 in the first match against England, George Bailey along with Glenn Maxwell and Brad Haddin are their dependable middle order batsmen.
Steven Finn and James Anderson destroyed the batting line up of the Men in Blue while grasping 5 and four wickets, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali form a balanced bowling attack. Ian Bell and James Taylor shared an unbroken match winning partnership of 131 runs for the second wicket and chased the target easily. The due secured their ends with 88 and 56 as Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara and Jos Buttler can bat briskly.
Friday, January 23, 2015 @ 03:20 GMT, 14:20 local at Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
A mixture of clouds and sun with the temperatures around 12-24ᵒC.
The skippers have opted to bat after winning the toss in the previous three games.
The wicket has assisted the batsmen mostly in the ongoing Big Bash League, 2014-15 and the fast bowlers were able to get a lot out of it.
Australia – George Bailey (C), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin, James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Gurinder Sandhu.
England – Eoin Morgan (C), Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Steven Finn.
Team Australia is in great nick and will be the most likely winners.