India – New Delhi: After the Ashes series, which saw Australia floor England 4-0, the two teams now lock horns in five-match One-Day International (ODI) series.

Summary

  • New Delhi: After the Ashes series, which saw Australia floor England 4-0, the two teams now lock horns in five-match One-Day International (ODI) series.
  • Root was hospitalised on the final morning of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney with gastroenteritis but England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan said he would play in the series opener in Melbourne.
  • Australia vice-captain David Warner missed the team’s final training session on Saturday due to a stomach bug, but he is expected to play the opening ODI.
  • England were thrashed 4-0 in the five-Test Ashes series by Australia but have had better results in the 50-over format.
  • England are the only team since the World Cup with a strike rate above a run a ball (6.3 per over), have scored the most totals in excess of 300 (24) and two of more than 400 while their batsmen have hit more fours and sixes than any other team.


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