Pat Cummins Australia Captain
It’s been fantastic, all three games bowlers did their job and the batters did theirs. This might just be the best ODI that I’ve been part of. The opening partnership was great, it was a tricky wicket early on and the other blokes then having a hit later on. Everything was perfect. The way he (Head) has stepped into Finchy’s shoes, it looks good. It shows we have good depth. Abbott also did a fair job.
Jos Buttler England Captain
We tried our best but fell a long way short. Australia played really well. Lots to be proud of, don’t need long memories to remember the scenes here last week (T20 World Cup win).
David Warner player of the series
This is very special, this is for the team. We played some outstanding cricket. Bowlers did a fantastic job and the batters just executed as well as we could. 2024 is a long time away, lot of cricket to be played across all formats. If I’m keeping myself fit and scoring runs, I might be in (for the next ODI on Australian soil). I think we got a fine man here (Cummins) for the captaincy. Just looking to contribute what I can to the team. If I can overturn that (ban) someway, maybe captain a Big Bash team, I’d love to help the younger generation to come up the ranks.
Australia vs England Cricket Highlights today. 3rd ODI, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Tuesday 22-11-2022, England tour to Australia.
Travis Head is the man of the match
Felt nice to contribute and nice to back with Davey (Warner) as an opening pair. Hopefully long may it continue. Yeah, it was a bit tricky early on, first 30-40 runs. I think we (him and Warner) both like playing together, we’re both positive and one feeds off the other well. Been a nice start for us.
England have won the TOSS and decided bowl first
Pitch Report and Condition
The pitches at MCG were fairly slow and assisted turners in the recently-concluded world cup. The conditions are expected to be cloudy with temperatures around the 20 degree mark. With the contest set to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the spinners are expected to have a good role to play, which would possibly entice England to bring back the duo of Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali into the team while Australia persist with Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa.
Australia Expected Line-up
David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(w), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Sean Abbott, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
England Expected Line-up
Jason Roy, Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler(w/c), Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Olly Stone