Test cricket fever is on full swing across the globe. India and Afghanistan are locking horns with each other in Afghanistan’s first test match ever. West Indies Vs Sri Lanka is another test battle going on in the Caribbean. However, we will focus on the shorter format of the game, i.e., England Vs Australia 2nd ODI (One Day International). The second match of the England Vs Australia 5-match ODI series 2018 will take place on the 16th of June 2018. The host, England, have already taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Sophia Gardens, Cardiff will be the venue for England Australia 2nd ODI. The match will begin at 11 a.m. local time.
Team bowling first at Sophia Gardens clearly holds an edge as per the history. We are excluding the 3 abandoned and 1 tied cricket match played at the ground. Apart from those, in the other 19 matches, 14 times the team batting second has won. Therefore, it won’t be a surprise if either captain wishes to bowl first after winning the toss.
England is ranked the number 1 ODI team in the world. However, recent results are not very convincing to prove that tag, including a shock defeat against Scotland. England’s bowling did its job pretty well with Liam Plunkett leading the pace attack. The spin-duo of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid spanned their web around the aussies. They restricted the down-under stars to a mere 214 after a promising start. Even though Joe Root and Eoin Morgan posted half-centuries, had it not been for tail ender David Willey England would not have reached the end safely. Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow need to capitalize on their good form.
The Australian side is trying to get back to normality after the ball-tempering fiasco. It will be easier said than done as not only it tarnished the image of Australia and its cricket, it also took two of its best batsmen out of the game. Both Steve Smith and David Warner are going through their one match ban. The team showed a bit of character defending a merge 214 in the last game. However, senior players like Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Glen Maxwell (scored a vital half-century) and Tim Paine need to take responsibility to score or chase the runs. The bowling department will rely on Andrew Tye and Billy Stanlake to produce the goods.
The match is heavily tilted in favor of the Englishmen. Conducive home condition, Australia’s bad form, better team and winning-mentality are some of the areas in which England overpowers the Australian’s. The Australian side is expected to make a few changes, mainly to strengthen their batting. Our prediction for England Vs Australia 2nd ODI 2018 is for an English Win.
England Playing 11
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Australia Playing 11
Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine (c/wk), Ashton Agar, Michael Neser/D’Arcy Short, Andrew Tye, Kane Richardson, Billy Stanlake
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