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Cook and Clarke: ODI series not about the Ashes

Cook and Clarke: ODI series not about the Ashes

It's England versus Australia, yet both teams say their five-match one-day series will have nothing to do with next year's Ashes.
England ODI captain Alastair Cook says future games are "irrelevant" while Aussie skipper Michael Clarke says for his team "it's all about the one-day series," which starts at Lord's on Friday.
But the latest battle between cricket's oldest rivals starting at the home of the game will still likely give some clues to how the Ashes might pan out next summer.
In-form England wants to convert recent winning form in ODIs into some form of advantage over Australia.
Top-ranked one-day team Australia has a chance to give a group of young players experience of conditions ahead of their return to England for the Ashes in almost exactly a year.


Updated : 2020-12-01 03:51 GMT+08:00