Australia begin new era with loss to England at The Oval

Ruben Hill
June 14, 2018

England vs Australia 1st ODI Live Streaming: England and Australia play 1st ODI at The Oval.

"They are trying to turn around the image of the game in their country and we are all for that".

'I'm absolutely happy with that, it doesn't bother me, ' said Morgan.

In the absence of so many of Australia's first-choice players, including their front-line pace attack, Paine confirmed that Michael Neser would be making his debut, as a "hard-working competitive cricketer from Queensland".

England vs Australia Live Cricket Score 1st ODI Live Streaming: Australia will be eager to perform in the first ODI against England, a match that is their first global game after the ball-tampering controversy in South Africa.

But if Australia hoped that the ball-tampering scandal could be put behind them, they had reckoned without the PR company who handed out free sheets of sandpaper with "4" and "6" embossed on them. We want cricket to be as popular as ever.

Two legends of Australian cricket with the wealth of knowledge. New Australia coach Justin Langer has vowed his team will respect the line between banter and abuse in the series against England.

Asked what the chat in the dressing room had been in the wake of the Scotland defeat, Morgan said: "Keep things simple, go back to basics a little bit".

"We'll be judged on our actions going forward and it'll be plain for everyone to see". We've spoken about our values and how we want to be perceived by the Australian public and the cricket public in general.

England, the world's number one-ranked ODI side, made one change to the team that suffered a shock six-run defeat by Scotland on Sunday, with rested Jos Buttler replacing Sam Billings after the wicket-keeper was rested from the loss in Edinburgh.

"It's part and parcel of the game", he explained.

It is a match that pits 2019 World Cup hosts England against title-holders Australia.

"We set our stall out to be number one in the world and that's where we are, whether we were number one in this game or not, Scotland would still be delighted to win, it's not just because we are number one", the Yorkshireman added.

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