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Recent Match Report – England vs Australia 2nd ODI 2020

England win toss, bat first vs Australia

England won the toss and chose to bat first in the second ODI against Australia at Old Trafford, on a bright day in glorious conditions.

The match will take place on the same pitch as the first match, with Australia leading the three-match series 1-0 following their 19-run victory on Friday.

The last seven ODIs at Old Trafford have all been won by the side batting first, while England have not lost a bilateral ODI series at home since 2015 (when Australia beat them 3-2), winning their last nine in a row.

England have made two changes, bringing in the Curran brothers, Sam and Tom, in place of Mark Wood, who has an ankle niggle and whom captain Eoin Morgan said had not pulled up as well as hoped after taking three wickets in the first match, and Moeen Ali, who is sitting out in a tactical change.

Australia have selected the same team which won the first match with Mitchell Starc recovering from the upper leg pain he felt after slipping in the outfield. Steven Smith is missing again despite passing a second concussion test on Saturday, following a blow in the nets during training which kept him out of the first game.

A Cricket Australia spokesman said: “Steve passed both assessments, but we have decided to rest him as an extra precaution in line with our high level of focus on duty of care to all players.”

England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (captain), 5 Jos Buttler (wk), 6 Sam Billings, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Tom Curran, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Jofra Archer.

Australia 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (captain), 3 Marcus Stoinis, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Mitchell Marsh, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Glenn Maxwell, 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood

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