After Australia registered a thumping victory in the series opener, the further matches are expected to face a heatwave. The 2nd ODI of the series will be played between the Ashes-rivals on September 13 at Old Trafford, Manchester. The game is scheduled to kick-start at 5:30 PM IST.
The second encounter will be a complete game-changer providing an equal opportunity to both the teams for turning the ball in their court. While Australia leads the series with 1-0, the second game shall provide them a chance to turn the series completely in their favor with a win. On the other hand, England can still draw the series, making the last ODI a do or die situation for both the teams.
Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The pitch at Old Trafford is expected to help the pacers much as well as making it difficult for the chasing team to claim a victory. The weather, on the other hand, looks good for a matchday with no rain in forecasts.
The team winning the toss shall opt to bat first, looking at the previous records of the ground where no chasing team has won a game in the last 2 years.
Probable Playing XI
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid.
David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (WK), Glenn Maxwell, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.