Fans can watch the Australia vs. England cricket match live online and see whether the host country can continue its strong play in the Carlton Mid Tri-Series.
So far, Australia has dispatched England and India in its first two matches, and will look to defeat the English squad again on Friday. The teams meet at Hobart, with the match starting at 2:20 p.m. local time (3:20 a.m. GMT).
Fans who watch the Australia vs. England cricket match live online will see a bit of a different team from the Aussies. David Warner will sit out of the One-Day International match, with Shaun Marsh and Cameron White joining the squad.
There is another change, as ESPNcricinfo noted.
“Cricket Australia has also confirmed that Steven Smith will captain the team against England, as expected after his impressive leadership in the recent Tests against India. Josh Hazlewood will also rest due to minor soreness in his left heel, while Mitchell Johnson will not make the trip for personal reasons, leaving Smith in charge of a squad of 12.
Warner has been at the centre of a sledging controversy from Australia’s win against India at the MCG on Sunday, and he was fined 50% of his match fee for his stoush with Rohit Sharma. However, Cricket Australia said in a press release for the Hobart game against England Warner was ‘resting following the hamstring soreness he reported at the start of the series.'”
Rod Marsh, Australia’s captain of selectors, said it just made sense to insert Smith into the lineup.
“Steven’s appointment was a straightforward decision given the excellent impression he made in charge of the side during the Test series when he stepped in for the injured Michael Clarke. It is unfortunate for George Bailey that he will miss the match in his home state but in Steven we have a dynamic player who leads from the front, by example, and we look forward to him doing so again on Friday.”
For both teams, that match is a chance to fine-tune the rosters ahead of the World Cup, which starts next month.
MJ Clarke*, GJ Bailey, PJ Cummins, XJ Doherty, JP Faulkner, AJ Finch, BJ Haddin†, JR Hazlewood, MC Henriques, MG Johnson, MR Marsh, SE Marsh, GJ Maxwell, GS Sandhu, SPD Smith, MA Starc, DA Warner, SR Watson, CL White
EJG Morgan*, MM Ali, JM Anderson, GS Ballance, IR Bell, RS Bopara, SCJ Broad, JC Buttler†, ST Finn, AD Hales, CJ Jordan, JE Root, JWA Taylor, JC Tredwell, CR Woakes
Fans who want to watch the England vs. Australia cricket match live online can click here for streaming video through Sky Sports. Cricket Australia also offers live coverage of matches through its app, available for download here.
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