England win toss, bat against Prime Minister’s XI
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — England won the toss and elected to bat on Tuesday in their 50 overs tour match against the Prime Minister’s XI at the Manuka Oval.
Captain Alastair Cook named a strong England side as the tourists sought their first win in six matches after losing the Ashes test series in a 5-0 whitewash and Sunday’s first match of a four-match one-day international series.
Cook said “we need to win a game and we’ve picked a strong side to do it.”
Players faced testing conditions with temperatures expected to reach 37 degrees.
The Prime Minister’s XI is captained by former test fast bowler Brett Lee.
Prime Minister’s XI: Brett Lee (captain), Jackson Bird, Ben Cutting, Peter Handscomb, Brad Hodge, Alister McDermott, Ben McDermott, James Muirhead, Luke Pomersbach, Clive Rose, Michael Spaseski.
England: Alastair Cook (captain), Michael Carberry, Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Tim Bresnan, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Boyd Rankin.