The last time England and Australia met in an ODI, it was the 2019 World Cup and the former made light work of the latter. The Eoin Morgan-led side had thrashed the Aussies by nine wickets in the World Cup semifinal to storm into the final and win their first-ever World Cup.
A year before that, England had whitewashed Australia in a five-match ODI series. In that very series, the hosts had also scored the world-record 481 in the Trent Bridge ODI. The way both the teams have competed against each other in recent times, England will definitely start the first ODI as favourites.
The hosts recently won the T20I series 2-1 and will be looking to continue their recent domination over Australia. The visitors, on the other hand, will be looking to take some much-needed motivation from the win in the third T20I although they need to be at their absolute best to beat the reigning world champions.
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— England Cricket (@englandcricket) September 10, 2020
England have won the toss and have elected to field first against Australia in the first ODI in Manchester.
Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey(w), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood