England will be taking on Australia in a five-match One Day International cricket series starting on Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The first match will be played at the Oval in London. The match starts at 1:00 PM BST or 5:30 PM IST. Australia have a 5-3 win-loss record against England at the Oval, the venue for the first ODI. Since 2000, they have won four out of their five games against England here. Australia's last ODI victory at The Oval came in 2010. Since then, they have suffered two defeats and a no-result.

Team News

England: Jos Buttler was rested for the game against Scotland, but he is expected to return to the XI in place of Sam Billings.

It is uncertain if England will make any changes to their bowling line-up which got hit for plenty of runs in the last game. The Eoin Morgan led team, will be going into this series a bit more confident as they had beaten Australia in by 4-1 earlier this year.

Cricinfo quotes England skipper Eoin Morgan as saying on the Scotland defeat. "Our bowlers missed their lengths and lines a little bit and with the bat we didn't play as good cricket as we would have liked."

Australia: They certainly have a lot of thinking to be done. They have a new coach, new captain, new formation and what not. As a result of the ball-tampering saga and injuries, we will be seeing a new look Australian side taking the field in this series.

New faces like Billy Stanlake, Micheal Neser, D'Arcy Short will be seen under the captaincy of Tim Paine, Cricket.com.AU noted.

Where to watch

The match will be telecast live on the Sky Sports Cricket channel in the United Kingdom and on Sony Six channel in India and it's subcontinent. Fox Sports will be telecasting the match in Australia.

The online streaming will be available on the Sky Go app and their website from 12:30 PM BST.

Pitch and conditions

The pitches in England for One-Day cricket have changed over the course of two-three years now.

They are generally great for batting and produce good scores in each innings. We can expect the same at The Oval for the first ODI too.

The temperatures in London will be good enough for playing a cricket game. With no chances of rain whatsoever, we can hope that we get a gem of a match to kick-off what is expected to be a great series.

In another international game today, Pakistan will play Scotland in the 2nd T20 at Edinburgh. "Scotland will be looking to upset Pakistan, the highest ranked T20I team when they take on the green shirts in the first of their two T20I today," The Nation wrote.