Australians arrive in Edinburgh for ODI against Scotland

Edinburgh: Australia’s touring squad has arrived in Edinburgh for Friday’s one-day tour match against Scotland.

While the subdued mood of a team defeated hung in the air during the four-and-a-half-hour train journey north last night, coach Tim Nielsen believed the fresh blood in the squad would help switch the focus to the task ahead, rather than the past.

"The natural progression of the new faces and a different sort of game and probably getting out of London as well, where it all took place, is probably a good thing for us," a leading newspaper quoted Nielsen, as saying.

The Australians had already flown Tasmania’s Tim Paine to England ahead of the Oval Test as cover for back-up keeper Graham Manou, who is not part of the one-day squad.

Australia play two Twenty20 matches against England in Manchester on August 30 and September 1 before the two countries meet in the first of seven one-day fixtures back at The Oval on September 4.