Live discussion: England v Australia, Champions Trophy

So then, a mere 32 days before the first Test at Brisbane and these two sides – both not at their best – face eachother in the middle of India. As Shane Warne recently pointed out on his site, the conditions in India – muggy, slow pitches and all – don't mirror in any way those in Australia. Little can be taken from the result of this match – or can it?

I'm posting this on Friday as no doubt I'll fail to wake up in time to watch the match – I don't have Sky, either, so I might be making an early-morning trip to the pub. With a hangover. The omens are not good for me, let alone England.

So, let's get some discussion going. Here's the Cricinfo live scorecard. Get chatting! 

Does England’s one-dayer against Australia matter?

Open forum. Everyone's getting excited, me included. But do these one-day matches mean anything? Can either side take anything from a win? Will the losing captain spout the same old "awww yeah mate, this is only a one-dayer in India" line?

There will be a post up at 9am tomorrow for you 'orrible lot to get chatting in but, in the meantime, post your thoughts on the hype below. 

Half a forest of cricket bats

Great shot of a cricket bat shop in Jaipur, India

Cricket Bat Shop

Fink-Nottle.