Ranked England set for Australia challenge in opening ODI match

Warner is serving his 12-month ban for his role in the ball-tampering scandal

England and Australia will look to prove their critics wrong when they play in the first match of the one-day worldwide (ODI) series today at The Oval.

'They don't have to do it but it's something we want to bring in at the start of a series, not before every game, ' said Paine, of the handshake idea.

England skipper Eoin Morgan added: "I would have bowled first".

Click play on the video at the top of the page to watch how England dismantled the Australia batting line-up in 47 overs with spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid sharing five wickets.

Wednesday's day/night fixture was Justin Langer's first worldwide match as Australia coach after he succeeded Darren Lehmann following his fellow former Test batsman's resignation in South Africa.

But if Australia hoped that the ball-tampering scandal could be put behind them, they had reckoned without the PR company who handed out free sheets of sandpaper with "4" and "6" embossed on them.

Morgan told the BBC: "We play our cricket pretty hard, positively and aggressively, so we'll continue to do that".

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While England reflect on the defeat to Scotland, the series is a huge one for Australian cricket.

"I can't talk about it anymore to be honest, we've talked about what's acceptable from our team and what people are saying from outside our team doesn't really matter", Paine said.

"Again we've spoken about this a lot in the last few months; we are aware that words are just words".

"We'll be judged on our actions going forward and it'll be plain for everyone to see". But words are words and on Wednesday we have to show them in our actions.

England, the world's number one-ranked ODI side, made one change to the team that suffered a shock six-run defeat by Scotland on Sunday, with rested Jos Buttler replacing Sam Billings after the wicket-keeper was rested from the loss in Edinburgh.

It is a match that pits 2019 World Cup hosts England against title-holders Australia.



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