Australia are prepared to deal with plenty of criticism from the English support this summer, according to spinner Nathan Lyon.
However, the match was the first occasion in which David Warner and Steve Smith have played on these shores since the ball-tampering scandal that saw them both banned for a year.
The Ageas Bowl crowd were vocal with their criticism of the duo but Smith responded with a brilliant 116.
It is not just the World Cup that Australia will be in England for, as they are also set to contest the Ashes later in the summer.
At 31, Lyon has seen it all before in the game and says his team are expecting plenty more flak after Saturday’s chilly welcome in Southampton.
“It was as expected – they’re ruthless over here,” he said. “I’ve had two Ashes tours and a one-day series over here and haven’t experienced anything else.
“They’re ruthless and there’s not much love. They haven’t changed their lines in the last 12 months.”
England’s managing director of men’s cricket Ashley Giles has revealed he wants the same coach for all formats.
Eoin Morgan is committed to leading England through to the ICC World Twenty20 World Cup, according to Ashley Giles.
Lancashire beat Middlesex by 104 runs and return to Division One after winning title.
Jofra Archer, Rory Burns and Joe Denly have been handed central contracts by England after their summer performances.
Warwickshire batsman Dominic Sibley delivered another timely reminder that he may be the man for England’s winter tour.
Kyle Abbott claimed Hampshire’s best-ever bowling figures as Somerset’s hopes of winning County Championship title take hefty blow.
Virat Kohli’s guided India to a seven-wicket victory over South Africa to put them one up in the three-game T20 series
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