Even though David Warner and Steve Smith won’t be playing for the Australian team, the team has other talented players, who are capable of helping the team win. On the other hand, according to the ODI rankings, England is ranked higher than Australia. However, England has just suffered a shock defeat playing an ODI with Scotland just before the Aussie series. So, there are chances that the side could collapse chasing in dead overs.
Eoin Morgan will be captaining the England team, and has been quite successful in leading the team to success. Besides Jos Buttler behind the stumps, the English side has an impressive lineup with the likes of Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, David Willey, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Joe Root, Jake Ball, Mark Wood, and Tom Curran.
On the other hand, Australian team will try hard to win this match to climb up the ODI ranking and once again become a major force to contend with. The team is captained by Tim Paine, who is also the wicketkeeper. Other team members include Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Travis Head, Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, and D’Arcy Short.
The Australian team has a strong bowling side while the English side is capable of taking wickets as well as batting. Even though England appears to be a better side on paper, it will not be that difficult for the Aussies to win fifth ODI. Here are some reasons Australia will win the 5th ODI against England:
Tim Paine’s strategic captaincy is an added advantage
Some of the best batsmen in the world in the form of Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, and Kane Richardson
Extremely talented bowling side
Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis and Andrew Tye are good and consistent wicket-takers
Glenn Maxwell will be the key wicket-taker
Alex Carey will keep wickets instead of Paine, so that he can focus on captaining