Battered Australia are all set to meet England for the fourth ODI on 21 June. This time when they clash with their opponents, they would look forward to clinching a consolation win that prevents England from registering their first whitewash in a five-match ODI series since the tour to Zimbabwe in 2001.
On the other hand, England thrashed Australia in the last ODI by 242-runs and Eoin Morgan’s men would try to keep their winning juggernaut rolling this time as well.
Reflecting on the loss Australian coach Justin Langer said, “It’s a shock.”
“England are at their best and it’s no fluke that they are No.1 in the world,” he added.
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“I’ve never seen anything like that. I was in Johannesburg when Australia got 400 and South Africa then got it, but that was just brutal,” he asserted while he hoped for his young team to take some lessons from it.
The Australian team must be feeling pressure ahead of the fourth ODI as their team need direly need to stitch all their scattered pieces together for bouncing back in the series.
“We need more rounded players. In 50 overs game, you have a lot more time in the game than T20s.”
Langer also suggested that batting against the spin would be crucial for them.