The Australia tour of England 2020 started with the first T20 being played on Friday in Southampton. England defeated visitors in a last-ball thriller by 2 runs. Australian would look to make a comeback and square the series 1-1 ahead of the second T20 on Sunday.
They were brilliant with the ball. Finch and Co. restricted a dangerous English batting line up to 162 in 20 overs. Pacers went for plenty during the power play but spinners brought Australia back into the game. Finch won’t have too many complaints as far as the bowling is concerned. Mitchell Starc, though, would look to exhibit a better show in the second T20.
The top -3 in the form of David Warner, Steve Smith and Aaron Finch holds the key to Australian batting. Problems lie plenty in the middle order for Australia. Their middle-order woes continue to haunt them. In an important game on Sunday, the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Ashton Agar and Alex Carey need to step up to the plate and showcase a better performance with the bat.
Jos Buttler gave England a blistering start in the first T20. He will be likely to open with Jonny Bairstow ahead of the second T20. David Malan continues to perform in the shortest format of the game as he would look to replicate his performance in the second ODI.
Tom Banton is likely to bat at number four while Eoin Morgan would look to carry on with his imperious form. Jofra Archer bowled brilliantly in the first T20 as, once again, he would hold key for England bowling in the second T20 international. Given the way English bowlers bowled in the first T20, England would look to go with the same combinations.
ENG VS AUS: PITCH REPORT
A high-scoring game could well be on the cards. Spinners, though, have made a great amount of purchase from the wicket. Both the teams would look to go with at least two frontline spinners in their side.
ENG VS AUS: Match Details
Venue: The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
Date: 6th September 2020
Time: 6:30 PM
ENGVS AUS: Live Streaming and Live Score:
All the matches of Australia tour of England 2020 will be broadcasted live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. The live streaming will be available on The Sony Live App.
ENG VS AUS: PREDICTED ELEVEN
Probable XI: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer.
Probable XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Steve Smith, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon.
ENG VS AUS: KEY PLAYERS
England: Jos Buttler, David Malan, Jofra Archer
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell
ENG VS AUS: MATCH PREDICTION
While Australia would look to make a comeback in the series, England would still have an upper hand in the game. Given the home conditions and the batsmen being in sumptuous form, odds will be in favour of England.
ENG VS AUS: Dream11 Team
- Jos Buttler
- Tom Banton
- Dawid Malan (VC)
- Aaron Finch
- Steve Smith
- David Warner (C)
- M Ali
- G Maxwell
- Jofra Archer
- Chris Jordan
- Mitchell Starc