29 Aug 2013

Australian cricketers chasing first win in months

11:36 am on 29 August 2013

Without an international victory in any cricket format for more than 200 days, Australia are out to rediscover that winning feeling in their Twenty20 and one-day matches against an understrength England.

Australia's tour continues with tonight's opening T20 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Australia's last international win in any format was in a one day agains the West Indies in Melbourne in February with campaigns in India and Britain fruitless since.

The tourists now face England in two Twenty20 games and five one-day internationals, as well as meeting Scotland in a one-off 50-over match in Edinburgh.

England have controversially decided to rest the core of their Ashes squad for the limited overs games prompting former England captain Michael Vaughan to say fans should be offered refunds after Ashes stars Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Graeme Swann were left out.