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Shane Warne Disappointed with the Choice of Team Picked for 1st ODI, Picks His Australia XI for 2nd ODI

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After a couple of mentally tough and gruelling months, Australia came back to competitive cricket after the infamous ball-tampering scandal that unfolded in Cape Town around a couple of months ago. Under the captaincy of Tim Paine, Australia walked out to the field for the 1st ODI against England at the Kennington Oval in London.

The England fans who were present in the ground didn’t leave any opportunities to mock the Australian team for the infamous ball-tampering saga. The spectators were passed on sandpapers with 4 and 6 to celebrate and mock the Australians. It wasn’t really a great gesture but Aussie skipper Tim Paine was aware of the fact that the England fans will come hard at them.

Australia managed to put up a good fight. However, their score of 214 proved to be way too less in end. The hosts won by 3 wickets to go 1-0 up in the 5 match series. None of the Australian top order batsmen was able to get going. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals. It was Glenn Maxwell who gave them some sort of solidity in the middle order. Courtesy his knock of 62 of 64 deliveries, Australia managed to post 214 on the board.

Tim Paine
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Ashton Agar was the 2nd highest run scorer for the visitors with a 40. Moeen Ali was the pick of the English bowlers finishing with 3/43. He also bagged the Man of the Match Award for his efforts. Australia gave a good fight with the ball. They prized out the first three wickets quite cheaply which reduced England to 38/3.

Australia knew they had a chance. However, skipper Eoin Morgan and Joe Root shared a great partnership between them which got them back into the match. The partnership of 115 proved to be decisive in the end. The Aussies made a sort of a comeback towards the later stages. They kept chipping with the wickets which kept them in the match. However, the score proved to be very less as England won by 3 wickets in the end.

Former Australian legend Shane Warne was not satisfied with the XI which played at the Kennington Oval. Taking to his twitter handle he shared the team which he feels could do the job for Australia n Saturday.

Shane Warne’s XI for the 2nd ODI

Not sure the Aussie selectors got the team right for the first ODI against England and I’m hoping the boys put in a better performance Sat. It’s a great opportunity for a lot of players, my team is…

D’Arcy Short, Aaron Finch Shaun Marsh, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine, Andrew Tye, Nathan Lyon, Billy Stanlake Jhye Richardson

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