The sixth ODI between Australia and England will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on February 2. Australia have a 4-1 lead in the series
Australia play England in the sixth ODI of the series at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which is also an inconsequential game. The series has already been won by Australia and all that England can do is to ensure that they go back home with their pride intact.
The batting has been England’s main problem in this series and the absence of Alastair Cook seems to be hurting them. Cook was their main guy with the bat in the Ashes but did not make it to the ODI squad.
The English bowling has been virtually uprooted due to the fitness issues and apart from James Anderson, can easily be described as their third-choice line-up. With Tremlett and Shehzad joining in the list of those injured, it will be interesting to see what they field in the sixth game.
Australia will also miss out on the services of Shaun Marsh, who hurt his hamstring. He will be replaced by Callum Ferguson, who has had a good first class season and will be an ideal replacement. Amongst the rest, the game may also see some players rested with Shaun Tait looking to get into the playing eleven.
With the World Cup staring in the face, the dead series will give both the sides an opportunity to ensure that they try out newer players and strategies that they can use in the sub-continent.