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England v Australia in numbers

The two rivals play each other in five one-day internationals.

England and Australia renew hostilities in the first of five one-day internationals on Wednesday.

Here, Press Association Sport looks ahead to the series in numbers.

4-1 – England comfortably won the ODI series on last winter’s tour of Australia, in contrast to their heavy defeat in the Ashes Test series.

56-81 – England have a poor overall win-loss record in ODIs against Australia, with two ties and three no-results in 142 games.

13 – ODIs on England’s schedule in the remainder of 2018 as they prepare for next year’s World Cup on home soil.

149.61 – Twenty20 international strike rate of D’Arcy Short, who is set to make his 50-over debut for Australia in the absence of the suspended David Warner and Steve Smith.

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D’Arcy Short brings his big-hitting style to ODIs (John Walton/PA)

9 – first-class matches played by 27-year-old Short in his career.

35 – Australia’s pace bowling stocks are diminished as well as the absence of Smith and Warner. Their six pacemen on the tour have just 35 ODI caps between them – Kane Richardson 15, Marcus Stoinis 13, Andrew Tye four, Billy Stanlake two and Jhye Richardson one alongside the uncapped Michael Neser.

205 – combined ODI caps for the absent Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Marsh.

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