Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

England look to justify number one ODI ranking vs new-look Australia

England look to justify number one ODI ranking vs new-look Australia

He added: "I'm really excited to get back to white-ball cricket - it's a great team to be a part of and a really fun dressing room to be in".

"I have spent a lot of time with them off the field and at training sessions and making sure that we are really clear so that when we get out on game day it is about keeping calm and executing what we've spoken about".

It was their first game since cruelly being denied a place at next year's World Cup in England and the significance of the result, with so much to prove for the team, was not lost on Coetzer who admitted it was their biggest win in the sport.

"We were miles off where we expect to be and didn't do enough to win", he said.

Scotland beat England for the first time in global cricket after a high-scoring, one-off ODI today. They're a really unsafe side, though, and you can't ever take a side like that lightly.

"It's not the end of the world for us, it was a really good run out and good to have a practice coming into the series against Australia". That is the bigger shop window rather than personal side of it. "Anyone here or watching could see the energy from the crowd and what passion there is for cricket up here".

With Woakes out injured, David Willey will be hoping to hold onto his spot after a lacklustre performance against Scotland (0-72).

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Justin Langer, Australia's new coach, met questions about team culture head on before the series, promising that his team would continue to sledge - just as he does playing cards against his daughter - but clarifying "there is a difference between banter and abuse".

"What happened in Scotland and what happened in Australia is going to have no impact, it's a whole new series", Paine told Sky Sports News.

"It's only a positive having (Lyon) at training".

Give him the scoreboard, therefore, and he could very well give you the game - whatever the format.

Pakistan, during their ongoing United Kingdom tour, beat Ireland in a historic one-off Test before going on to draw the two-match Test series against England. And it's impressive to watch in the nets. But this was a special day.

Agar said that Australia's squad had a "nice refreshed" feel to it and was particularly excited at the prospect of tall quick bowler Billy Stanlake taking on the powerful England batting line-up.

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