England v Australia, NatWest Series, Chester-le-Street July 6, 2012

Bopara pushing for Test place

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Match facts

Saturday, July 7
Start time 1045 (0945 GMT)

Big Picture

The whitewash and the No. 1 ODI ranking may have disappeared from England's immediate targets due to the rain at Edgbaston but they are still looking to earn the respect of the wider cricketing world with their unique brand of one-day cricket - a 4-0 result would go a long way to proving that their methods can bring them success.

This match is another opportunity for Ravi Bopara to cement his claims for a place in the Test XI against South Africa. He needed runs and got them in guiding England's chase at The Oval but again failed to close out the innings with a needless run-out. It is important Bopara shows consistency of form; he has two further chances to do so.

Australia have got problems because their batting has failed to cope with England's five-man attack - proving that specialists are most often the best men for the job. Australia's top order have to find a way of dealing with James Anderson's swing and Steve Finn's pace in particular. The middle order will at least have some respite with Graeme Swann not playing.

But the depth of England's bowling attack could work against them if Australia can find wickets with the new ball. England's recent excellent run has been built on runs at the top of the order. If they find themselves 30 for 3, suddenly Eoin Morgan and Craig Kieswetter have different games to play - it will probably need a Brett Lee burst for that to happen.

Form guide

England WWWWW (Most recent first)
Australia LLWLT

Watch out for

Graeme Swann is one of the best spin bowlers in the world and has had a profound effect on the two completed matches in this series, particularly at The Oval where Australia struggled to get him away. That he is missing from the final two games puts pressure on his replacement, James Tredwell. He is a very dependable bowler who has stepped in for England in the past, though a match-winning 4 for 48 in a must-win game against West Indies at the 2011 World Cup constitute his only ODI wickets in five appearances.

Australia's middle order has been incredibly fragile but of the players at Nos. 5, 6 and 7 David Hussey is the most experienced and needs to be able to contribute and guide the tail. Aside from George Bailey's 65 at The Oval, when England have got through the top four there has been very little resistance and it has been left to Lee at No. 8 to try and slug a few more.

Team news

England: (possible) 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Ian Bell, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Ravi Bopara, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Craig Kieswetter (wk), 7 Tim Bresnan, 8 Stuart Broad, 9 James Tredwell, 10 James Anderson, 11 Steven Finn

Australia: (possible) 1 Shane Watson, 2 Dave Warner, 3 Peter Forrest, 4 Michael Clarke (capt), 5 George Bailey, 6 David Hussey, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Brett Lee, 9 Ben Hilfenhaus/James Pattinson, 10 Clint McKay, 11 Xavier Doherty

Stats and trivia

  • These teams have played twice before at Chester-le-Street, with England's win by four wickets to prevent a 7-0 whitewash in 2009 the last meeting.

  • Australia won the other meeting on the ground by 57 runs in 2005.

  • Of the Australia team that played in 2009, only three players could reappear this year. Four of England's XI that day are likely to play again.

  • Despite the scepticism about overkill, just 200 tickets remain for this match.

    Quotes

    "I was involved at Headingley as well, which was washed out, with a long drive. So I'm just hoping that doesn't happen again."
    After getting called up for England's washed-out ODI against West Indies James Tredwell has had enough of the poor weather

    "You always love to beat the Poms. We didn't have the ideal start to the one-day series and I think in the last two games of the series we're definitely going to show them what we are made of."
    Australia fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus wants to start bashing Poms again

    Alex Winter is an editorial assistant at ESPNcricinfo

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  • POSTED BY CricketingStargazer on | July 9, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    Amazing that the game happened. The Head Groundsman had as good a claim as anyone to be man of the match! Hard to believe that a full game was played on a good surface.

  • POSTED BY on | July 7, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    A little dissappointed wih Warner the lastcouple of run outs... he just has run out of patience and played poor shots. But he's a young bloke, Watto and Pup looking okay... salvage some pride, lads.

  • POSTED BY ozwriter on | July 7, 2012, 9:01 GMT

    @smithy49, what khawaja's centuries in ryobi cub on youtube. he should be in both ODI and test teams if he continues to score centuries like that. his centuries to game ratio is best of all these potential players including bailey, forrest and hussey. re steve smith, he is the biggest joke in cricket, even in the eyes of inverarity, chief selector, steve smith leaves a lot to be desired, 'a work in progress' for 3+ years with no results or improvement.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    Judging by what I just saw on Cricket AM , It looks like a good toss to win and put the opposition in.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    @Posted by RoJayao on (July 07 2012, 02:53 AM GMT) So who should be number 1 in the rankings on either format and why. You seem to indicate SA but in tests they've not beaten a top 4 side in over 3 years and in ODIs they lost the last series vs Australia - the same side you call a joke

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    @Shyam Palakodety on (July 06 2012, 18:01 PM GMT) PS You're right about the chest pumping hype. The Indian fans were the model of humility after they beat Eng 5-0 for sure

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    @Shyam Palakodety on (July 06 2012, 18:01 PM GMT) Pot Kettle Black for sure here. I believe if Eng win either of the next 2 matches they actually overtake India at 3 the ODI rankings - which would be kind of funny considering your guys whipped us in India late last year. Before the 3 match (2 played) series vs WI and this 5 match (3 or 4 played) series vs Aus , our previous 9 ODIs were away in UAE and India respectively with mixed results so that kind of quashes your home favouritism argument , besides if we only won this series by 1 match we'd not rise at all and had we lost the series we'd stand to lose ranking points

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:22 GMT

    @5wombats on (July 06 2012, 17:19 PM GMT) Personally , I still think Bres has been a bit wayward in this series and I'm not sure he is a more reliable bet than Woakes. I'm not saying Woakes is or isn't better than Bres as an ODI player , just think he might do better than Bres in the nest match.And yes the weather is still likely to play a part

  • POSTED BY Iamnotboredofcricket on | July 7, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    "Bopara pushing for Test place" - Please no. We all know he's not good enough at Test level against the top tier teams. Steyn, Morkel and Philander will utterly expose him. Play Prior at 6 and have the extra bowler, will be needed against SA batting line up. Between them Prior, Swann, Broad and maybe Bresnan should score enough runs to cover for the likes of Bopara. As to the extra bowler, we have plenty to choose and where it might spin can accomodate either Patel or Panesar alongside Swann.

  • POSTED BY Smithy49 on | July 7, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    @CricHorizon, Forrest should be shown the door but definetly not Smith or Bailey. You need smith for his bowling, batting and fielding because you need good fielders in limited overs matches. I agree with Cal Ferguson but definatly not Khawaja because he is a test player and even more do I think NO white because he just can't bat.

  • POSTED BY CricketingStargazer on | July 9, 2012, 6:43 GMT

    Amazing that the game happened. The Head Groundsman had as good a claim as anyone to be man of the match! Hard to believe that a full game was played on a good surface.

  • POSTED BY on | July 7, 2012, 10:27 GMT

    A little dissappointed wih Warner the lastcouple of run outs... he just has run out of patience and played poor shots. But he's a young bloke, Watto and Pup looking okay... salvage some pride, lads.

  • POSTED BY ozwriter on | July 7, 2012, 9:01 GMT

    @smithy49, what khawaja's centuries in ryobi cub on youtube. he should be in both ODI and test teams if he continues to score centuries like that. his centuries to game ratio is best of all these potential players including bailey, forrest and hussey. re steve smith, he is the biggest joke in cricket, even in the eyes of inverarity, chief selector, steve smith leaves a lot to be desired, 'a work in progress' for 3+ years with no results or improvement.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:48 GMT

    Judging by what I just saw on Cricket AM , It looks like a good toss to win and put the opposition in.

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:46 GMT

    @Posted by RoJayao on (July 07 2012, 02:53 AM GMT) So who should be number 1 in the rankings on either format and why. You seem to indicate SA but in tests they've not beaten a top 4 side in over 3 years and in ODIs they lost the last series vs Australia - the same side you call a joke

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:42 GMT

    @Shyam Palakodety on (July 06 2012, 18:01 PM GMT) PS You're right about the chest pumping hype. The Indian fans were the model of humility after they beat Eng 5-0 for sure

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:35 GMT

    @Shyam Palakodety on (July 06 2012, 18:01 PM GMT) Pot Kettle Black for sure here. I believe if Eng win either of the next 2 matches they actually overtake India at 3 the ODI rankings - which would be kind of funny considering your guys whipped us in India late last year. Before the 3 match (2 played) series vs WI and this 5 match (3 or 4 played) series vs Aus , our previous 9 ODIs were away in UAE and India respectively with mixed results so that kind of quashes your home favouritism argument , besides if we only won this series by 1 match we'd not rise at all and had we lost the series we'd stand to lose ranking points

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 7, 2012, 8:22 GMT

    @5wombats on (July 06 2012, 17:19 PM GMT) Personally , I still think Bres has been a bit wayward in this series and I'm not sure he is a more reliable bet than Woakes. I'm not saying Woakes is or isn't better than Bres as an ODI player , just think he might do better than Bres in the nest match.And yes the weather is still likely to play a part

  • POSTED BY Iamnotboredofcricket on | July 7, 2012, 8:01 GMT

    "Bopara pushing for Test place" - Please no. We all know he's not good enough at Test level against the top tier teams. Steyn, Morkel and Philander will utterly expose him. Play Prior at 6 and have the extra bowler, will be needed against SA batting line up. Between them Prior, Swann, Broad and maybe Bresnan should score enough runs to cover for the likes of Bopara. As to the extra bowler, we have plenty to choose and where it might spin can accomodate either Patel or Panesar alongside Swann.

  • POSTED BY Smithy49 on | July 7, 2012, 7:41 GMT

    @CricHorizon, Forrest should be shown the door but definetly not Smith or Bailey. You need smith for his bowling, batting and fielding because you need good fielders in limited overs matches. I agree with Cal Ferguson but definatly not Khawaja because he is a test player and even more do I think NO white because he just can't bat.

  • POSTED BY 5wombats on | July 7, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    Mmm.. better prospects of play this morning, but we think that we'll be seeing how much Mr Lewis' ducks are worth today.

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | July 7, 2012, 7:00 GMT

    Don't worry guys as soon as England loose Hammond will go MIA once again. Won't be long now.

  • POSTED BY on | July 7, 2012, 6:52 GMT

    @RoJayao, RandyOZ and other Australians, Eng is best TEST team. They have perform outside England(except their recent failure against Pakistan). I think they will keep test#1 for long time. They are building One day side. I think Aus is getting weaker in ODI. Even Clarke have not stopped the failures started in Ponting era. Aus is good in TEST

  • POSTED BY Hammond on | July 7, 2012, 6:45 GMT

    Australia will need more than a few hackneyed "oi oi oi's" tonight. A miracle maybe.

  • POSTED BY jmcilhinney on | July 7, 2012, 4:16 GMT

    Let me start by reiterating that, before this series, I predicted a 3-2 result either way, so I didn't go in with any delusions of grandeur about England's status. That said, they have shown themselves to be considerably superior to the current #1 side so far. Some people like talk about England's potential claim on the #1 spot as being undeserved but that's exactly what they say about England's Test ranking too. If England are so hopeless and yet have achieved #1 status in Tests and T20s and are a realistic possibility in ODIs too, what does that say about every other team? Also, while people go on and on about England's away record, I think that I am yet to see any opposition fan, other than the odd Pakistani, give England any credit for a 4-0 series win in UAE. That's rather more impressive than a 2-2 draw against WI that some Aussie fans like to sweep under the carpet as they say that Australia haven't lost a series in however long.

  • POSTED BY RoJayao on | July 7, 2012, 2:53 GMT

    Australia's no.1 ODI rating is a joke, but only equally as laughable as England's claim to it! Australia are in a mess with their batting, the selection of Bailey, Forrest and especially smith in the first game exemplify that fact perfectly. But frankly the English chest beating is pretty foul, they are in definite need of a kick in the ghoulies! It just won't be us Aussies that do it this time! Go SA!

  • POSTED BY HadleeCrowe on | July 7, 2012, 2:46 GMT

    what is England's ..." unique brand of one-day cricket..." ??? picking 5 specialist bowlers??? How is that unique? just common sense when 3 of those bowlers are very handy batsmen ... Bring on the Yappie tests

  • POSTED BY RandyOZ on | July 7, 2012, 1:59 GMT

    The 4th ranked England (should be 8th) will be smashed!

  • POSTED BY Meety on | July 7, 2012, 1:57 GMT

    As an aside - the file photo is not flattering, he looks like he is playing French Cricket! LOL!

  • POSTED BY on | July 7, 2012, 1:55 GMT

    According to the BBC forecast, we're due for overcast conditions with little or no rain: so, at least we're on. Now that all the shenanigans about the No. 1 ranking has abated, I think we should experiment a little, as the result doesn't matter nearly as much as it did a few days ago. I'd move Bopara & Morgan up to 3 & 4 - which will at least give Morgan the chance of a lengthy knock - play Trott as a consolidator/finisher/floater at 5 (with the option of moving him down the order if we need runs in super-quick time, or moving him up to 4 if we're two down for nothing), swap Bairstow for Kieswetter (whose batting seems wracked by insecurity at the mo) at 6, give Samit Patel a go in place of Swann (he's a far more powerful hitter than Tredwell, while their bowling's pretty much on a par), & protect Anderson ahead of the SA series by drafting in Woakes - which would also mean we'd be batting right down to No. 10. Oh, & let's hope the Aussies give us a decent workout this time around.

  • POSTED BY ozwriter on | July 7, 2012, 0:23 GMT

    bailey, forrest, steve smith should be shown the door. in with ferguson, khawaja and cameron white. on the up side, a humiliating australia defeat may be the catalyst needed to change our hopeless selections thus far.

  • POSTED BY Patchmaster on | July 6, 2012, 22:46 GMT

    Would prefer to see Hales or Bairstow instead of Bopara.

  • POSTED BY Meety on | July 6, 2012, 21:41 GMT

    @Hammond - nice try, I've never bagged Bopara's nationality, just his ability! Either way - shouldn't bother an "Ozzy" like you hey? @5wombats - yep, if improving the yield from the season wasn't priority, this ODI series would of been replaced bt a 4th test v Saffas.

  • POSTED BY playitstraight on | July 6, 2012, 19:55 GMT

    Say, what shot is Bopara playing in the pic? Looks like a scoop shot, wouldn't be surprised if he plays it tomorrow!

  • POSTED BY The_bowlers_Holding on | July 6, 2012, 18:08 GMT

    I have had a look at the weather forecast and it seems now it is not as bad as previously expected. I like Ravi and think his bowling is more than useful on dead pitches to give the quicks and Swann a rest. I hope Woakes gets a game but think England should not take the opposition lightly, as I am sure they won't surely Aussie will be better in this game and a win is a win but of course the tests are prominent in importance . Will Hilfenhaus play? Good bowler far more reliable than Jonno and without all of those hideous tattoos. Living in these rain and windswept isles breeds character don't you know and for all those knocking England for not providing good weather, in 50 years when some of those sunny lands are uninhabitable due to drought England will be the place to be (good for the price of our property too). I think I have covered everything that was on my mind at that time.

  • POSTED BY on | July 6, 2012, 18:01 GMT

    Just a thought... if India win all their matches at HOME, then does that mean they got the sort of chest-pumping hype that England is preoccupied with? England has a long way to go, need to prove what they're doing now at home.. can be done all over the world.

  • POSTED BY 5wombats on | July 6, 2012, 17:19 GMT

    @JG2704 - mate - they'll pick the strongest available England side, no-one's gonna be rested. England will aim to win the series, and then see who they can try out. We couldn't care less - looks like another canoeing event anyway. Slalom if they put the stumps in.

  • POSTED BY prannsshu on | July 6, 2012, 17:02 GMT

    important game for Bopara.. 1 more good inning and he will be in test 11.... pls Ravi dont choke this time.. am a very big fan of you from india.. want to see you in white dress..... nd repeat your performance of 3 continues 100's..... about series england should won this game easily even without swann..... tradwelll???? strange briggs should given chance...... weak link bresenan ha ha ha watson atlest try to expose the weak link on pitch this time...... england rulessssssss....... dont worry england you will be no. 1 in odis in vry near future....

  • POSTED BY landl47 on | July 6, 2012, 16:55 GMT

    I've yet to see anything resembling a plan in Australia's approach to this series. Not only have they changed the team (although Cummins injury was partly to blame) they have shuffled batsmen up and down the order. Will they make more wholesale changes, or will they give the guys who played at the Oval, and who were presumably thought to be the best XI before that game started, another chance to prove themselves? Having ensured that they won't lose the series, I'm pretty sure everything England does will be with one eye on the SA tests. I don't know who will win and neither frankly do I care much. England has already shown that at full strength they are a better organized and more talented team than Australia, which most of us, even Australians, realized before the series started. The only person to whom this game really matters is Bopara; another good performance likely puts him into the team for the first test.

  • POSTED BY marlon17 on | July 6, 2012, 16:41 GMT

    Where is Shuan Marsh..?? Should have been replaced with M Hussey..

  • POSTED BY JG2704 on | July 6, 2012, 15:15 GMT

    I think Australia might win this one - if there is any play. Swann (and Morgan in the 1st match) has been the difference between the 2 sides. Even inc Morgan's 1st ODI inns , Aus only lost by 15 runs and I think they may have got there without Swann strangling the RR in the middle overs.I think Ravi will almost definitely get the test number 6 spot although I would still do 5 bowlers instead or failing that Compton.I also feel this would be an ideal opportunity to play Woakes and rest one of the test bowlers

  • POSTED BY on | July 6, 2012, 14:45 GMT

    forrest's game i don't think is suited to one day...he cud be a decent test player bt one day is not his game..bring back white or voges to replace him...nd i hope ferguson will have a good domestic season..

  • POSTED BY aj_123 on | July 6, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    Theonly way Aus can win this is by dropping johnson,forest n lee n bring in pattinson,hilfy n smith . Though smith does nothing with bat his fielding is gud dhan forest . The batting should b as follows . 1.warner 2.wade 3.clarke 4.david hus 5.watson 6.bailey 7.smith followed pattinson,mckay,hilfy n doherty . Hilfy n pattinson vs cook n bell . the contest that will depend the course of the match .

  • POSTED BY Hammond on | July 6, 2012, 14:43 GMT

    There are numerous county cricketers I would put in over Forrest and Smith. So let's just say for fortunes sake let's hope the coin toss is even...

  • POSTED BY Selassie-I on | July 6, 2012, 14:31 GMT

    actually, looking at the weather forecast it seems like we might have a game tomorrow, I sorely hope so with how well we are doing against the aussies. Despite the flood warnings in the UK i've seen a serious drought in comments from our favourite pom bashers on here.

  • POSTED BY Hammond on | July 6, 2012, 14:23 GMT

    I like Ravi. He has class. I wonder though is he "English" enough for people like RandyOz and meety? Last innings against Australia he actually showed his ultimate potential.

  • POSTED BY 5wombats on | July 6, 2012, 14:19 GMT

    Said a few times that this series is a waste of time. Australia have left all their best players back in Australia - so there's not a lot of point to it really. On the other hand if we'd had another test match V South Africa instead it would only have been rained out. Will this Summer from Hell just leave it for a few weeks while we have the Olympics and stuff the Saffers... PLEASE!? No predictions on this one. TBH can't be bothered with it.

  • POSTED BY on | July 6, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    Why haven't Australia recalled Cameron White..he is a pure game changer, in the IPL, he was the among the highest run scorers and now in England playing T20 cricket with grater success. He should have been included in place of Forrest or Bailry.

  • POSTED BY Hammond on | July 6, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    I hope they play England B just to show Australia how far they've come.

  • POSTED BY CricketingStargazer on | July 6, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    Woakes is still in the squad and has a good chance of playing one of the last two matches.

  • POSTED BY Hammond on | July 6, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    The weather will stop Englands triumphant parade. Shame.

  • POSTED BY Ozcricketwriter on | July 6, 2012, 13:19 GMT

    Peter Forrest should not even be in the squad let alone the team. Please oh please put Steve Smith in.

  • POSTED BY jmcilhinney on | July 6, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    I don't think that there's much doubt that Australia are capable of playing better than they have done in the first two games. It is important to remember that their preparation was stifled by rain with most of their game against Ireland and also some of a warmup game lost. It's not unreasonable to think that they have not yet acclimatised fully. That said, I feel fairly confident that England have another gear to go up if needed too. It will be interesting to see whether Australia go after Tredwell, particularly if they have wickets in hand. It could be a bonanza for them or it could lead to a few wickets for England. It might not be either of course. It will also be interesting to see whether Hilfenhaus or Pattinson get to play and can make an impact as some Aussie fans claim they will. All up, I'd say that England are favourites but I for one am certainly not writing Australia off.

  • POSTED BY CricketingStargazer on | July 6, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    If the game actually happens it would be a major surprise if Australia win. The weather looks like it may have the last laugh though and, with another washout, the final match will become a dead rubber.

  • POSTED BY andysarmy on | July 6, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    Fingers crossed this represents the end of picking 'bits and pieces' players for England in ODI.

  • POSTED BY wiseshah on | July 6, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    so anderson is back? what happened to chris woakes. again sidelined after match abandoned by rain. so i guess bringing rain is woake's fault. i think samit patel should get chance ahead of tredwell.

  • POSTED BY EnglishCricket on | July 6, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    Just bring Robert Key back just for this Series, his experience would be ideal and vital for England.

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  • POSTED BY EnglishCricket on | July 6, 2012, 12:57 GMT

    Just bring Robert Key back just for this Series, his experience would be ideal and vital for England.

  • POSTED BY wiseshah on | July 6, 2012, 13:00 GMT

    so anderson is back? what happened to chris woakes. again sidelined after match abandoned by rain. so i guess bringing rain is woake's fault. i think samit patel should get chance ahead of tredwell.

  • POSTED BY andysarmy on | July 6, 2012, 13:03 GMT

    Fingers crossed this represents the end of picking 'bits and pieces' players for England in ODI.

  • POSTED BY CricketingStargazer on | July 6, 2012, 13:11 GMT

    If the game actually happens it would be a major surprise if Australia win. The weather looks like it may have the last laugh though and, with another washout, the final match will become a dead rubber.

  • POSTED BY jmcilhinney on | July 6, 2012, 13:16 GMT

    I don't think that there's much doubt that Australia are capable of playing better than they have done in the first two games. It is important to remember that their preparation was stifled by rain with most of their game against Ireland and also some of a warmup game lost. It's not unreasonable to think that they have not yet acclimatised fully. That said, I feel fairly confident that England have another gear to go up if needed too. It will be interesting to see whether Australia go after Tredwell, particularly if they have wickets in hand. It could be a bonanza for them or it could lead to a few wickets for England. It might not be either of course. It will also be interesting to see whether Hilfenhaus or Pattinson get to play and can make an impact as some Aussie fans claim they will. All up, I'd say that England are favourites but I for one am certainly not writing Australia off.

  • POSTED BY Ozcricketwriter on | July 6, 2012, 13:19 GMT

    Peter Forrest should not even be in the squad let alone the team. Please oh please put Steve Smith in.

  • POSTED BY Hammond on | July 6, 2012, 13:39 GMT

    The weather will stop Englands triumphant parade. Shame.

  • POSTED BY CricketingStargazer on | July 6, 2012, 14:10 GMT

    Woakes is still in the squad and has a good chance of playing one of the last two matches.

  • POSTED BY Hammond on | July 6, 2012, 14:11 GMT

    I hope they play England B just to show Australia how far they've come.

  • POSTED BY on | July 6, 2012, 14:18 GMT

    Why haven't Australia recalled Cameron White..he is a pure game changer, in the IPL, he was the among the highest run scorers and now in England playing T20 cricket with grater success. He should have been included in place of Forrest or Bailry.