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Australia Look To Seal Off Domination

Australia will head into the final match of the series looking to seal off an already dominant display.

The hosts lead the series 5-1, with this match being the final stage for the defending champions to test their abilities before the ICC World Cup in two weeks time.

The final match takes place at the WACA in Perth, for what will surely be an explosive affair.

For Andrew Strauss it has been a disappointing end to the trip, if only because the World Cup is rapidly approaching and essentially needed one-day form is lacking.

Cameron White takes the reins for the Aussies today.

This is the finalopportunity for the England players to taste success before a whistle stop visit home ahead of the World Cup, and be certain that they will turn on the screws today.

Englandwill fancy their chances against an Australian side whose batting line-up has been severely diluted.

Shane Watson and Michael Clarke are being rested, while the injury list includes the likes of Ponting, Hussey and Marsh.

Australia (possible) 1 Brad Haddin (wk), 2 Tim Paine, 3 Callum Ferguson, 4 Cameron White (capt), 5 David Hussey, 6 Adam Voges, 7 Mitchell Johnson, 8 John Hastings, 9 Jason Krejza, 10 Brett Lee, 11 Shaun Tait.

England (possible) 1 Andrew Strauss (capt), 2 Matt Prior (wk), 3 Jonathan Trott, 4 Kevin Pietersen, 5 Ian Bell, 6 Michael Yardy, 7 Luke Wright, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 James Anderson, 11 Steven Finn.

More injuries for England means that the side will change yet again, with Liam Plunkett likely to come in after a whistle-stop trip from St Kitts to Miami to London to Singapore and finally to Perth.

Due to the team changes, Callum Ferguson could be a decent bet to top the Australian run list. Ferguson has been elevated to number three after a decent 46 from 44 balls at Sydney, and will undoubtedly be determined to take advantage of this rare opportunity up the order.

A gloriously in-form Jonathan Trott is tipped to be England’s top scorer.

While Trott has not been traditionally thought of as an ODI specialist, scores in the series including 84 not out, 102 and 137 see him being the man of the moment.

Another interesting point to note is that he is on track to become the fastest player ever to register 1000 ODI runs, needing another 156 in his next four innings to equal the all-time record of 21 innings held jointly by Viv Richards and KP.

The ever erratic Mitchell Johnson saved his single world-class display in the tests for Perth, and the return to this paceman’s paradise could mean he finishes the ODI series in style too.

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