Captain Morgan looking for English spirit from KP against Australia [AMBIENT]



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England and Australia prepared on Thursday for the first match in their one day international series at Headingley, following on from the home nation's 3-0 Ashes series victory last month.

England and Australia head into the first of five one day internationals from widely different perspectives, but with the same goal - a series victory.

When play begins at Headingley on Friday the Australians will be looking for a rare success on English soil since arriving three months ago, while the home side will be hoping to continue the momentum.

That English goal is made slightly more challenging with the considerable turnover in the one-day squad.

Eoin Morgan has been named captain in the absence of Alastair Cook who is being rested following the Ashes, along with a number of other senior players - James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann.

For Australia, they'll be hoping a new opening pair can send them on their way.

Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch have been in booming form across the recent T20 and warm-up games.

Earlier in the week Finch and Marsh shared an opening stand of 246 in a match against Scotland - the second-highest Australian partnership for any wicket in One Day Internationals.

Following on from the first match at Headingley, the series moves on to Old Trafford in Manchester on Sunday.