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Forthechancetowin,simplyanswerthe followingquestion: WhoisEnglandsOneDay Internationalcaptain? TextLLSPORTwithyouranswer,name andanumberwhereyoucanbereached to65400.(Textscost50pplusstandard networkcharges).Or,e-mailusatsport. win@thelondonlite.co.ukandleave thesamedetails(pleasespecifyLords inthesubjectfield).Allentriestobe receivedby9amtomorrow.Entrants mustbeover18(onlyoneentryper person).Usualrulesapply.Winners willbechosenatrandom.Theeditors decisionisfinal. ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL THE OVAL, TOMORROW. LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 1 FROM 12.30PM ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA PROBABLE TEAMS ENGLAND Bopara, Denly Trott,Prior,Collingwood(c), Shah, Wright, Broad, Swann, Rashid, Anderson. . AUSTRALIA Watson, Warner, Clarke (c), Hussey, White, Voges, Paine, Johnson, Lee, Hauritz, Nannes. LATEST BETTING MATCH ODDS England 11-8, Australia 4-7 Rickys left the door open for Michael -- it doesnt look good him going home Changing times: Jeff Thomson believes Ponting may have handed the captaincy on a plate to Clarke LAST ODI MEETING 8 APRIL 2007 AUS WON BY 7 WICKETS ENGLANDS World Cup fate was sealed by a perfectly timed Australian run chase, led by Ricky Ponting. Kevin Pietersens 104 helped England reach a respectable 247 -- only two others made double figures but Australia got home with 16 balls to spare. KEY MEN RAVI BOPARA ENG RAIN meant that only 21.1 overs out of a possible 80 were bowled during the two-game Twenty20 series -- still more than enough time for Bopara to make another low score. England are in real danger of creating another Mark Ramprakash-style figure. CAMERON WHITE AUS A brutal middle order hitter, capable of bowling wicket- taking leg-spin and well versed in English conditions thanks to affiliation with Somerset -- its still a mystery as to why the 26-year-old got nowhere near the Aussies Ashes- losing squad. was a great moment and it will be a massive game for us. The Exiles have strengthened their outside half options to allow Mike Catt time to bed in as backs coach rather than appear on the pitch in the No10 jersey -- he is 38 on 17 September. Ryan Lamb has arrived from Gloucester, Chris Malone from Quins while Jamie Lennard is a new face from Doncaster. Casey says: Catty is an amazing guy, unbelievable athlete and I wouldnt mind some of what hes got that keeps him going and he will be there if we need him in an emergency. Hands off! Sarries captain Borthwick and Casey Quins still in the cup, but more blood yet to be spilt HARLEQUINS will contest this seasons Heineken Cup but the Bloodgate fake injury scandal has not yet run its course. European Rugby Cup directors say there is no reason to interfere with the participation of Harlequins in the 2009/10 Heineken Cup. This is in the light of suspensions for ex-Quins rugby director Dean Richards (three years), former club physiotherapist Steph Brennan (two years) and current Quins wing Tom Williams (four months), plus a 300,000 fine meted out to the club. Further damaging revelations were revealed yesterday, following publication of evidence given at the August appeal hearing in Glasgow. In a statement, ERC said: The board went on to express its concern with many of the issues and practices raised as part of the investigation and in the hearings, and their implications for the wider game. And in order to allow time for further consideration, the board will reconvene on Tuesday next, September 8. BY GEOFF TEATHER Dean Richards: three-year ban possible in the first session of Lancashires LV County Champi- onship Division One match against Sussex. Thomson believes the authori- ties can ill afford to treat the pay- ing public so poorly, and that scheduling international cricket in England in September was always going to end in chaos. He said: I was really annoyed by what went on the other day, so Lord only knows what the fans went home thinking. It was a cock-up on so many levels,fromthegroundstaff tothe guys responsible for scheduling. Atatimelikethiscricketreally cant afford to be making these mistakes and lessons must be learnt. 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