The 3-0 loss in the Ashes will be very difficult to swallow for the Australians, who pride themselves on winning most contests againstold enemies England. But, that is history now, and Australia must look forward to conquering the one-day series, a format in which they are a lot more at home these days as opposed to the traditional five-day version.
Daredevil opening batsman David Warner has been dropped from the Australian One Day Squad following poor form of late. Australia have also rested fast bowler Mitchell Starc and middle order bat Steven Smith from the ODI Series against England due to injuries.
England have rested as many as five players including Skipper Alastair Cook for their 5-match ODI Series against Australia which begins on the 6th of September. Ian Bell is the only other batsman to be rested apart from Cook. The bowling trio of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann are all rested.
After the magnificent Aaron Finch show at The Rose Bowl, Australia went into the second T20 at Chester-le-Street high on confidence. However, T20 is such an unpredictable format that there are no favourites in any match.
England won the Second T20I against Australia at Durham to draw the 2-match T20I Series 1-1. The hosts won comfortably by 27 runs in a high-scoring contest at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.
After the mauling in the Tests, Australia went in to the T20 series with plenty of disappointment to deal with. But, the change in personnel definitely did the trick for the Aussies at the Rose Bowl, Southampton, where the crushed the Englishmen in the first T20.