अब आप न्यूज्ड हिंदी में पढ़ सकते हैं। यहाँ क्लिक करें
cyfy
Home » IANS » Eng vs Aus 3rd ODI: England bat first, no Smith for Australia (Toss)

Eng vs Aus 3rd ODI: England bat first, no Smith for Australia (Toss)

By IANS
Published on :

Manchester, Sep 16 (IANS) England won the toss and chose to bat first in the decisive third ODI against Australia here on Wednesday.

The visitors have chosen to keep talismanic batsman Steve Smith out of the squad after he took a blow to the head during a practice session ahead of the first ODI.

Smith has thus missed out on the entire three-match ODI series and captain Aaron Finch said that the team is being “ultra-conservative and cautious” with him.

Australia have gone with the same team they used in the first two ODIs. “We would have batted first, but when the lights come on, it can skid through,” said Finch.

“(Smith) had a long hit and didn’t pull up well, just a bit groggy. We’ve been ultra-conservative and cautious,” he said.

England meanwhile have decided to drop all-rounder Sam Curran, who took three wickets in their series-levelling win in the second ODI. “Sam is extremely good, young, versatile all-rounder, hard to take,” said England captain Eoin Morgan on dropping Curran.

“It’s important to continue building towards the next World Cup. We are playing against a really strong Australian side. Our thanks go out to all teams who came over here, a leap of faith, and the structure and planning from the ECB.”

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (captain), Marcus Stoinis, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (wicketkeeper), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

–IANS

rkm/arm

(This story has not been edited by Newsd staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
(For more latest news and updates Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter. Download our mobile app )