ENG v AUS 1st T20: TV Guide, Preview, Prediction, Squads, England vs Australia, 2020

ENG v AUS 1st T20: TV Guide, Preview, Prediction, Squads, England vs Australia, 2020

England and Australia will compete in the first T20 International Match on September 04 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton; the game will begins at 05:00 PM GMT. Australia return to international cricket after a gap of five months post as they face England in the first of the three Twenty20 Internationals on Friday, 4 September. Both teams last faced each other in T20Is in a one-off encounter in June 2018, which England won by 28 runs after putting up a massive score of 221/5. They haven’t met each other in the shortest format since but each team’s current form puts them on even ground.

Date: September 04, 2020
Match: Australia vs England, 1st T20I
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Time: 11:00 PM IST, 05:30 PM GMT, 06:30 PM LOCAL

England skipper, Eoin Morgan confirmed that Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler will open the batting for England, now they have to decide between Dawid Malan and Tom Banton for the number three position. Malan batted at number three against Pakistan which could make him favourite for third place. England will also have to decide whether to select both Jofra Archer and Mark Wood in the final XI. If they do, Tom Curran may miss out.

Australia Possible XI: Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Australia have many options to choose and make strong variations in batting and bowling units. Marnus Labuschange might struggle to make his T20I debut. Still there is suspense about who will occupy the extra middle order spot and who will be the third quick. Kane Richardson, who has played in Australia’s last nine T20Is, is favourite for the latter position while Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade batted in the middle order in South Africa in February.

Australia Possible XI: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Aston Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

Prediction: Australia and England both sides balanced with bowling and batting expertise but England have an advantage of playing in the home condition while Australia placed at No.1 position in the T20 ranking, Eoin Morgan has declared his England side the underdogs in the upcoming T20 international series against Australia, who have not played a competitive match in six months. So our prediction too go for Australian cricket team, they have high chance of winning the game.

The bowling attack looks solid with the addition of Mark Wood and Sam Curran. With Jason Roy still on the sidelines with an injury, Tom Banton, who put up an impressive performance against Pakistan, has a good chance of featuring in the playing XI.

Australia T20I Squad:
 Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus La us hagne, 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

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, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood

TV Guide

India: Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, SonyLiv
UK: Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Main Event, Now TV, Sky GO
USA: Willow TV
South Africa: SuperSport
Australia: Fox Sports
Pakistan: Ten Sports Pakistan
Caribbean: ESPN Caribbean

Aaron Finch (Australia captain) said: Having got to Number one in the world in T20 cricket we want to stay there and keep improving on our game. We feel our game plan has been really solid for quite a while and we’re really comfortable how that looks for various conditions and opponents.


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