Australia vs England Tri Series Final Live
Take a long break from test cricket as the cricketing world celebrates biggest cricket event starting this February. Yes we are talking about the much awaited Cricket World Cup 2015. But before that we have another enthralling Tri-Nation ODI series involving Australia, India and England. Every team will play two matches against each other before the top two teams face off in the finals. Enjoy every moment of this exciting tri-nation series on Star Sports in India with live Hindi and English commentary.
The series opener would be played between England and Australia on 16th January 2015 at Sydney. The final will be played on 1st of February 2015 at Perth. This would be followed by Cricket World Cup warm up matches and then the biggie - ICC Cricket World Cup 2015! Click here to view the full schedule of Tri-Series.
England looks fresh with lot of youngsters under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan. Although he is short of runs, he was an ideal replacement for Cook. Morgan is a limiter over specialist with a range of his innovative shots. He is smart enough to handle pressure and lead England into the World Cup. With the likes of Anderson, Broad, Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root and many more to name, he stands tall with a good squad.
Here is the squad details of England for Tri-Series and World Cup:
Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Steven Finn, Gary Ballance, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.
Regarding team India, they have just concluded a fighting test series against home team Australia. Most of the players in the Indian squad are well versed with the Australian cricket conditions now. MS Dhoni who retired from test cricket has a lot to do in limited overs game. Expectations are high from his team as they have done pretty well in ODI cricket since they won the world cup in 2011. He would be glad to see the likes of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane scoring runs down under. He would also enjoy the services of Ravindra Jadeja and Akshar Patel who are match winners with both bat and ball. Dhoni would be under pressure with a weak bowling line up but he also knows team's strengths that lies in batting and fielding.
Here is the Indian squad for World Cup and Tri-Series:
MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Akshar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Dhawal Kulkarni, Ishant Sharma, Ambati Rayudu.
Home team Ausrtralia could be considered as favourites. They enjoy the home advantage and always look unbeatable in Australia. David Warner, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, etc. would all be pumped up to go out there can score quick runs. Since Michael Clarke is still recovering from injury, George Bailey will take charge as the captain. Australian squad looks so strong that few important players may not get an entry into the playing XI.
The Australian squad for tri-nation series and world cup is given below:
Michael Clarke (captain), George Bailey, Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell, Xavier Doherty, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, James Faulkner, Brad Haddin (wicketkeeper), Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Shane Watson.
Stay tuned with us for more details on this series as well as the World Cup 2015. Don't forget to watch the action live on ESPN Star Sports network.