England and Australia meet on Wednesday at Edgebaston, Birmingham, in the third One Day International (ODI) of the current five match series. The match will be a day night affair with play scheduled to start at 15.00 South African Time.
Australia are currently 1-0 up in the five match series having comprehensively beaten England in the 2nd ODI at Old Trafford on Sunday. Australia batted first in that match and ended with 315/7 off their 50 overs with captain Michael Clarke top scoring with 105 runs off 102 deliveries. England capitulated to 227 all out in the 45th over with their top scorer being Kevin Pietersen who got 60 runs off 66 deliveries. The top wicket taker for Australia was opening bowler Clint Mc Kay with 3/47 off 9 overs and 2 balls.
The 1st ODI at Headingley on Friday was abandoned due to rain, without a single delivery being bowled.
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Jos Buttler (Somerset, wk), Michael Carberry (Hampshire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Tredwell (Kent), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Luke Wright (Sussex).
Michael Clarke (captain), Fawad Ahmed, George Bailey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Clint McKay, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wk), Shane Watson
Teams Playing Today
England: 1 Michael Carberry, 2 Kevin Pietersen, 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Joe Root, 5 Eoin Morgan (capt), 6 Ravi Bopara, 7 Jos Buttler, 8 Ben Stokes, 9 James Tredwell, 10 Steven Finn, 11 Boyd Rankin
Australia: 1 Shaun Marsh, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Shane Watson, 4 Michael Clarke (capt), 5 George Bailey, 6 Adam Voges, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 James Faulkner, 9 Mitchell Johnson, 10 Clint McKay, 11 Josh Hazlewood
* squad lists courtesy of bbc
View from soggy Edgebaston