England v Australia 1st One Day International


The first of five ODI’s between England and Australia takes place at Kennington Oval, London on Wednesday and England start as favourites.

Before we take a more detailed look at the sides a reminder that we have series betting available with England priced at 1 / 3 and Australia at 22/10 at the time of writing. Click here for the series markets

England had a preparation game for this series on Sunday when they took on Scotland in Edinburgh. It ended in a major surprise as their bowlers conceded 371 runs and the batsmen came up 6 runs short in the chase.

England Squad:  Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Jake Ball

Australia scheduled 2 warm up matches against English county sides for this series and they won both games, seeing off Sussex (57 runs) and Middlesex (101 runs).

Australia Squad: Tim Paine(c), Aaron Finch, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Travis Head, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Marsh, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson, D Arcy Short, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Michael Neser

Head to Head

The most recent head to heads in this format came in Australia in January this year and England came through with a 4-1 series win.

The last series on English soil came in 2015 and Australia edged it 3-2

Overall the teams have met 142 times with England winning 56, Australia 81 and there have been 2 ties and 3 no results.

As host country England have won 29 of 63 meetings, Australia have won 30 with 2 ties and 2 no results.

Betting – Click here for all markets

Match Result

England 6/10

Australia 13/10

Note:  Prices correct at the time of posting but are subject to change

Bets: Australia to win at 13/10

England have a powerful ODI side but they look a little short in the betting here considering Scotland exposed a weakness in their bowling attack in last weekend’s warm up. Australia to win is a speculative play.