Morgan defends Bayliss ahead of Australia ODI series

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With the baton handed over to Eoin Morgan for the one-day Internationals, the lacklustre Test tour can turn into somewhat crackerjack of a contest in the coloured clothing. "I'm sure he will rest up and try and get his energy back".

0815 hrs IST: Big match for England as well.

But Finch reached his ninth ODI century - his fourth against England - and Marsh (50) posted his 10th half century in a partnership which first restored the balance, then gave Australia the upper hand.

Sitting down at the MCG, where England had been thrashed by Australia in the opening match of the 2015 World Cup on the way to early elimination, Morgan said the struggles of that tournament had been a major catalyst for change, along with the knowledge that the next event would be held at home.

Their only options, if they were to sack him, would be to do so at the end of this winter (to do so next summer would surely be a risk too far in respect of those World Cup aspirations) or else go down the split coaching route and have a separate head of the Test team, a path that the governing body are understood to be reluctant to take. However, more or less, they have been able to stay right on top due to their right team combinations.

"Joe is good and should be fit to play tomorrow", Morgan told reporters on Saturday.

After recovering from a viral illness Joe Root is set to play for England. Steve Smith has been dismissed and it is Adil Rashid who has given England the breakthrough! The allrounders Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis will bat at Nos. Having said that, Pat Cummins whose batting skills came as a boon for Aussies needs to do more with the ball. With Hazlewood being rested for first one-day worldwide, we can see Jhye Richardson making his debut.

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They found it hard facing Australia's pace attack during the Test series and while Josh Hazlewood will rest from the first game, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins will be going around, likely alongside debutant Jhye Richardson.

WHEN England appointed Trevor Bayliss it was to achieve success in white-ball cricket as much as anything else. After the Test series, this will be a big test for England.

The match starts at 03:20 GMT in Melbourne.

"We got a huge amount of confidence from the selectors".

The Australian, who has announced that he is standing down as England coach once his contract expires after next year's Ashes, was recruited in 2015 with an eye firmly on the 2016 World T20, last year's Champions Trophy and next year's World Cup.

3- Cameron White will return to the yellow jersey after three long years.