MANCHESTER: England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field in the second one-day international against Australia at Manchester’s Old Trafford on Sunday.
The five-match series is all square at 0-0 after the first ODI in Leeds on Friday was washed out without a ball bowled.
England made three changes from the side that beat Ireland by six wickets in a one-off ODI in Malahide on Tuesday, with batsmen Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott and Joe Root replacing Luke Wright, James Taylor and Gary Ballance.
At the toss, Morgan — who made a match-winning unbeaten hundred against his native Ireland — indicated Pietersen, a dynamic top-order Test batsman, would open in this match.
Australia retained the same team that thrashed Scotland by 200 runs on Tuesday in the lone ODI in Edinburgh.
England: Michael Carberry, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wkt), Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Boyd Rankin, Steven Finn
Australia: Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (capt), George Bailey, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wkt), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Clint McKay, Fawad Ahmed.