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Australia vs England: 1st ODI abandoned after persistent rain

Last Updated: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 14:47

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Bad news for cricket lovers. Due to rain the start of the match has been delayed.

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London: England batsman Eoin Morgan says Kevin Pietersen will have an important role to play in the One-day International series against Australia, which starts at Headingley on Friday.

With Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann all rested after a successful Ashes campaign, Morgan will lead some unfamiliar faces into battle against the tourists.

Given the lack of experience in the England line-up, Morgan has urged 33-year-old Surrey batsman Pietersen to lead the way.

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First Published: Friday, September 6, 2013 - 20:04

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