Stuff – While Steve Smith is tired of Australia’s “hot and cold” form in one-day internationals, England just want to emerge from their Ashes big freeze when the two nations renew their rivalry in a five-match one-day series, beginning on Sunday.

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  • While Steve Smith is tired of Australia’s “hot and cold” form in one-day internationals, England just want to emerge from their Ashes big freeze when the two nations renew their rivalry in a five-match one-day series, beginning on Sunday.
  • Australia have slipped to No 3 in the International Cricket Council’s rankings, while England is fourth but building momentum before next year’s World Cup on home soil.
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  • Head had a modest tour of India on the eve of the home summer and has averaged 37.36 in 30 one-day internationals, with his lone century coming before his home crowd against Pakistan last summer.
  • He is captain of his state, he has a good cricket brain, and we just need someone that has got some smarts there in the middle and play the right brand of cricket at the right time,” Smith said.


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