England v Australia talking points ahead of ODI series
England v Australia talking points ahead of ODI series
Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer will play his 50th ODI for Scotland at The Grange on Sunday
13 June, 2018, 01:08
The International Cricket Council's decision to shrink the World Cup from 14 teams to 10 had already been heavily criticised long before Scotland and their fellow associate or non-Test nations impressed with the quality of their play in Zimbabwe.
Scotland, on a high, will now play back-to-back Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan on Tuesday and Wednesday, while England will play their first ODI against Australia on Wednesday.
But Derbyshire have moved quickly to secure the 85-cap worldwide batsman on the back of his seventh ODI hundred as part of a new relationship between the midlands county and Cricket Scotland.
Fresh from the euphoria of a victory over England, their first in ODIs, Scotland still made the sort of start that would've had them dreaming again after Sarfraz opted to bat.
Moeen picked out long-on and Adil Rashid was needlessly run out at the start of the 49th over, before Safyaan Sharif trapped Mark Wood lbw with a superb, inswinging yorker to end England's innings on 365.
Eoin Morgan is confident England can learn the lessons of their shock six-run loss to Scotland in Edinburgh on Sunday in time for a one-day global series against Australia.
For England and Eoin Morgan, their captain, the game was important in more ways than one â on its own, of course, and as a preparatory fixture for the five-match ODI series against Australia. The addition of Sam Billings and Jake Ball as replacements for the injured Stokes and Woakes respectively should provide England with a good pool of players to choose from for the first encounter.
"The level of expectation has been high around the team for a while, it doesn't get higher than being number one in the world", Morgan said.
The left-hander denied it was a reality check, but admitted they deserved to lose. "I think it's going to be a good series".
There were many interested observers of the scenes at The Grange on Sunday and a group of them were in London on a day off before their final preparations for the one-day series against England. That is the bigger shop window rather than the personal side. "We didn't do enough to win". This should be a catalyst for more games.
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