After a six-month hiatus from cricket due to Covid-19, Australia are all set to play a three-match T20 series and as many as One-Day internationals against England, starting from 4th September 2020.
Australia are touring a with an extended 21-member squad. The team is coming with a full-strength side, which consists of all the star cricketers. The batting unit boasts of players such as David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith. Middle-order stalwart, Glen Maxwell will make his comeback after remaining out of action for nine months. Australia are coming into the series with a powerful pace attack, consisting the likes of Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc.
England, on the other hand, are hosting the fourth team after West Indies, Pakistan and Ireland since Coronavirus put all the sporting activities to a halt. Opener Jason Roy will be unavailable due to injury as Tom Banton will once look to solidify his position at the opening slot alongside Bairstow. Players who missed the Pakistan ODIS such as Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood will also make comeback in the squad.
Here’s a look at both T20 as well as ODI squads of both the teams:
England T20I squad:
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood. Reserves: Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood
ENGLAND ODI SQUAD:
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Reserves: Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood
AUSTRALIA T20 AND ODI SQUAD:
Australia’s T20 and ODI squad: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
ENG VS AUS: Broadcasting Details:
The matches in Australia will be broadcasting live on Fox Cricket and streamed live on Kayo Sport. The matches in India will be broadcasted on Star Sony and Sony Six HD and live streaming will be available on SonyLIV app.
ENG VS AUS: SCHEDULE
1st T20I England v Australia: Friday, 4 September at The Ageas Bowl (10:30 pm start)
2nd T20I England v Australia: Sunday, 6 September at The Ageas Bowl (6:45 pm start)
3rd T20I England v Australia: Tuesday, 8 September at The Ageas Bowl (10:30 pm start)
1st ODI England v Australia: Friday 11 September at Emirates Old Trafford (5:30 pm start)
2nd ODI England v Australia: Sunday 13 September at Emirates Old Trafford (5:30 pm start)
3rd ODI England v Australia: Wednesday 16 September at Emirates Old Trafford (5:30 pm start)
All the matches of T20 series will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, while the three One-Day Internationals will be played at Old Trafford in Manchester.