13 Jan 2014

Australia eyeing ODI series sweep over hapless England

3:20 pm on 13 January 2014

Australian cricket allrounder Glenn Maxwell says a "drained" England are ripe to be crushed 5-nil in the one-day series.

The home team started in brilliant fashion last night with a six-wicket win in the opening clash in Melbourne with more than four overs to spare.

Maxwell says Australia, who are flying high on confidence, are looking to take full advantage against a battle-weary England and add to the misery of their 5-nil Ashes hammering.

Game two of the five-game series is in Brisbane on Friday.