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England v Australia in numbers

James Anderson needs one wicket to become England’s all-time leading ODI wicket-taker

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The sides have met eight times at Edgbaston with England leading 4-3 with one no-result.

- England and Australia have met 117 times in ODI cricket with Australia winning 67 matches and England 46, with two ties and two no-    
- They have met three times in ICC Champions Trophy cricket with Australia holding a 2-1 advantage. It won by six wickets at Jaipur in  
  2006 and by nine wickets at Centurion in 2009, after England had won by six wickets at Edgbaston in 2004.
- Australia won the competition in 2006 and 2009. England was runner-up in 2004.

Lie of the Land  

- The sides have met eight times at Edgbaston with England leading 4-3 with one no-result.
- England has played 30 games at Edgbaston, winning 18 and losing ten with two no-results. Australia has played ten games at the      
  venue with four wins, four defeats, one tie and one no-result.
- 39 day ODIs have been played at the ground. 17 have been won batting first, 19 batting second, with one tie and two no-results.
- In those 39 matches, eight captains have chosen to bat and 31 to field.
- The average first innings score is 230.  

Recent ODI form

- England has played 11 ODIs so far in 2013, winning five and losing six. It lost 3-2 in India in January, before winning 2-1 in New 
  Zealand in February and losing the return series at home by the same margin.
- Australia has played ten ODIs in 2013, winning seven (including its last six) and losing two with one no-result. It won its most-recent 
  series with the West Indies 5-0 in February. It beat the West Indies by four wickets at Cardiff and lost to India by 243 runs at the same   
  venue in its warm-up matches.

 Upcoming milestones

Ravi Bopara needs 73 runs to reach 2000 in ODI cricket.
James Anderson needs one wicket to become England’s all-time leading ODI wicket-taker, breaking his current tie on 234 with Darren

Reliance ICC Rankings News

- England needs to win to stay third in the Reliance ICC One-Day International Championship. Defeat would push it below South Africa        
  into fourth. No matter what the result, Australia will remain second.
Jonathan Trott is England’s highest-rated batsman in fifth place. He and Hashim Amla average more than 50 in both Test and ODI  
  cricket. Trott has not been dismissed for less than 37 in any of his last eight innings.
Alastair Cook is nestling at number 10. As captain he averages 44.34 with a strike rate of 83. Merely in the ranks he averaged 30.52      
  with a strike rate of just 68.
Steven Finn has rocketed up the table and now sits in third place, with James Anderson England’s other representative in the top           
  ten. Graeme Swann topped the table for a while in 2011, but only has nine wickets at 48 in his last ten ODIs.
Shane Watson scored unbeaten centuries in his last two ICC Champions Trophy matches in 2009, including an unbeaten 136 against   
  England. He is Australia’s only batsman in the world’s top ten.
George Bailey has made a strong start to his ODI career, averaging 44.94 with a strike rate of 84 in his 21 matches to date.
Clint McKay has only played 42 matches, but already boasts 74 wickets. Only Brett Lee with 75 had more among the 61 Aussie
  bowlers to play at least 42 ODIs. 
Mitchell Starc has had a similarly successful start, with 36 wickets at 18.38 in just 18 matches.

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