England will be looking to wrap up a 4-0 series win over Australia with the final One Day International at Old Trafford in Manchester.
England have been far superior to their opponents in every way and will want to keep their dominance over the old enemy. It’s a big ask for England to up their effort and concentration levels because they have already won the series. However, they will want to avenge the 6-1 defeat they suffered the last time these sides met in an ODI series. England have finally moved into the favourites position at 4/5 in most places.
Australia will not want to go home with their tails between their legs. This series has been good experience for the younger players but it is clear that the Aussies are a little behind England ahead of the Ashes next summer. Australia will make one or two changes to their team for this match which could see them go with a lot of youth throughout the line up. The best betting price for them to win is 11/10 with Boylesports.
Ian Bell has looked in fine form throughout this series. He looks very good opening the batting and he has compensated well when Alastair Cook has got out early on in an innings. Bell is one of the best players to watch in the England team because his technique is classic and he always finds ways of scoring against the difficult bowlers. Bell is 7/2 in a couple of betting sites to top score for England.
David Hussey may not have the international experience of his brother Mike but he is playing well in the middle order. He has a lot of experience of playing in England and he has shown this throughout the series. His runs after a dodgy start have helped Australia to some respectable totals and if he is in early again then he’ll have a chance to build a big score. He is 11/2 in most places.
Steven Finn has been one of the best and fastest England bowlers in this series. Finn is in the next generation of English quick bowlers and the player who is also on the verge of the Test match team. Finn is very tall which means he gets extra bounce and this also allows him to bowl back of a length. Finn has been consistent so far in this series and he has odds of 10/3 with Bet365 to take the most wickets.
Ben Hilfenhaus should retain his place in the side as Brett Lee pulled a calf muscle in the last game. Hilfenhaus is a hustle and bustle bowler who bowls the ball much quicker than his appearance and run up would suggest. He gets late swing which should be evident in damp Manchester conditions. He is 4s with Bet365 to be top betting sites bowler for the Aussies.
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