England will take on Australia in the third and final ODI match at Old Trafford in Manchester. The series is tied with 1-1 and both the teams will fight for the series win in this decider game.
In this series, England's top-order batsmen have disappointed as except Jonny Bairstow none from the top five crossed fifty runs mark and in this series decider, the likes of Jason Roy, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, and captain Morgan have to step up. In the bowling Jofra Archer, Woakes, Curran brothers, Wood, and Rashid all have been outstanding and they will look to continue their good form.
On the other hand, Australia must be disappointed after not winning the last match. Their bowlers especially Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa are bowling very well and have taken more than 10 wickets between them. Mitchell Starc too has been good but he needs to take more wickets in the death overs and Pat Cummins who got smashed in both the matches need to improve his line length in the death overs.
In the batting, David Warner with two single-digit scores has looked clueless against Archer and he has to step up along with captain Finch. The return of Steve Smith will strengthen their batting and the likes of Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey need to be consistent with the bat.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the third ODI between England and Australia in Manchester :
Head to Head in ODI cricket –
Won by ENG
Won by AUS
50 – Mitchell Marsh needs 1 more wicket to complete 50 wickets in ODI cricket. He has 49 wickets from 59 ODI matches.
71 – Eoin Morgan needs 71 more runs to become the first England player to score 2000 ODI runs against Australia.
150 – Chris Woakes needs 3 more wickets to become the sixth England bowler to achieve the milestone of 150 or more ODI wickets.
1000 – Jos Buttler needs 70 more runs to complete 1000 runs against Australia in ODI cricket.
2015 – If Australia wins this match it will be their first bilateral ODI series win over England since 2015.
3000 – Glenn Maxwell needs 45 more runs to achieve the milestone of 3000 runs in ODI cricket.
5000 – Aaron Finch needs 29 more runs to complete the milestone of 5000 ODI runs. He has 4971 runs at 41.08 in 128 ODIs with 16 hundreds and 27 fifties.
6000 – Joe Root needs 38 more runs to become the second England batsman after Eoin Morgan (6831) to achieve the milestone of 6000 ODI runs.