Australia will face an awful lot of challenges: Adam Gilchrist

Australia take on England in the first ODI at the Kennington Oval on June 13 before the two teams play the remaining matches in Cardiff, Nottingham, Chester-le-Street and Manchester. The visitors will then cap off the tour with a one-off T20I in Birmingham on June 27.

Skipper Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were banned for a year by Cricket Australia for their part in the saga in South Africa in March.

“We play our cricket pretty hard, positively and aggressively, so we’ll continue to do that,” Morgan said.

The appointments of Tim Paine as their new captain, and Justin Langer as their new coach, conscious efforts have been made to script a turnaround. “The England series is the first step on a journey that everyone seems to be acknowledging will take some time to rebuild complete trust and faith in everything that has gone on,” Gilchrist told BBC Sport on Tuesday (June 12).

“This team will face some large hurdles over the course of the next 12 months, no . “This team will face some large hurdles over the course of the next 12 months t just in rebuilding trust and confidence with the public supporting them, but in regards to missing a significant amount of first pick players. That is going to present an awful lot of challenges.”

“Smith and Warner have been the scorers of the lion’s share of runs in most formats in recent years so it is a significant hole,” he said. “But I feel there are a number of players that can really step in and be productive and do a really good job. It’s going to be challenging, particularly in those conditions against a highly-ranked and highly-rated England squad.

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