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England Seek To Maintain Momentum

Morgan will be looking to impress in Adelaide

And so we say goodbye to the traditional format of the game and strap ourselves in for the thrill seeking result of modernity.

Its once again coloured clothing and white balls as twenty20 and ODI’s set itself in to dominate over the coming few months.

We're in for a rematch of sorts, as last year's World Twenty20 finalists lock horns across a two-match T20I series with Australia for the first time ever.

It's a rematch of the World Twenty20 final in Barbados last year when England came out on top to secure their first ever global silverware.

The short format has never been Australia's game of choice, while the English are on the brink of an unrivalled eighth win on the trot, and can seemingly do no wrong.

The visitors can claim to be the premier T20 side the world; however twenty20 is a thrill seeking rollercoaster ride where fortunes can change at the blink of an eye.

Englandhad a decent build up to this clash with a confident win against the Prime Minister's XI in Canberra, and will undoubtedly be looking to carry this momentum through to wrap up an already highly successful tour.

Australia (probable) 1 David Warner, 2 Shane Watson, 3 Aaron Finch, 4 David Hussey, 5 Cameron White (capt), 6 Steven Smith, 7 Tim Paine (wk), 8 Mitchell Johnson, 9 Steve O'Keefe, 10 Brett Lee, 11 Shaun Tait.

England (probable) 1 Ian Bell, 2 Steven Davies (wk), 3 Kevin Pietersen, 4 Paul Collingwood (capt), 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Luke Wright, 7 Michael Yardy, 8 Tim Bresnan, 9 Graeme Swann, 10 Ajmal Shahzad, 11 Chris Tremlett.

Brett Lee and Shaun Tait have been included in the upcoming World Cup squad and are offered ideal conditions in which to test their abilities.

Following on from Michael Clarke’s rise to the leader of the Test team, a new era has been heralded by the retirement of Clarke from T20, with Cameron White handed the leadership, with Tim Paine his deputy.

Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan and fellow Ashes victors line up alongside some of the ODI drafts in James Tredwell, Monty Panesar, Jonathan Trott and Eoin Morgan.

With Stuart Broad injured, James Anderson rested and Chris Tremlett revived, England's seam attack is an all-new affair, with Steven Finn and Ajmal Shahzad now seeming veterans in a fresh faced squad.

Key players fro the home XI includeTim Paine, Shane Watson and the ever dangerous Warner. Also look out for Aaron Finch, who in the Champions League showed an uncanny ability for finding the ropes off anything short, full or anywhere in between mind you.

Shaun Tait, although not leading the attack for some time, still has a lot left to give in the shorter game. When in-from he can provide a lethal concoction of bouncers and yorkers that will be an unwelcome change from the mediocre medium paces served up to the English all summer so far- depending whose side you are on.

For the hosts England’s pace attack seems jam packed, with one imagining that a slightly slower Mike Yardy to be more effective on the Adelaide strip.

On the batting front- keep your eye on a hungry Eoin Morgan. The Irish convert has spent the better part of 9 weeks chomping at the bit, with this series being the chance to portray his class and remind everyone that in the limited-overs game he is becoming a consistent talisman.

There are some good pricings on the top batsman pick still available.

Shane Watson is expected to top the list for the hosts, with an explosive David Warner next up.

For England, Kevin Pietersen leads, however expect fireworks from Morgan as he sets about unleashing his pent up anger to underline just why he is indeed such as asset in the shorter game.

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