England will lock horns with arch-rivals Australia in a Super 12 game of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday, October 28. Both teams have had a similar fate in the tournament and will hope to turn things around from here.
After a defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their opening game, Australia bounced back in style with a win over Sri Lanka. The defending champions thrashed the Lankans by five wickets to get off the mark.
Chasing 158 runs, ace all-rounder Marcus Stoinis powered the Aussies home with an 18-ball 59* knock. Although Aaron Finch was not at his usual best, the skipper chipped in with a useful contribution, scoring an unbeaten 31.
England, on the other hand, got off to a winning start in the T20 World Cup before going down against Ireland in a rain-curtailed encounter. Jos Buttler and Co. fell five runs short via the DLS method and will be itching to return to winning ways.
Details: ENG vs AUS, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Super 12, Group 1, Match 26
Date and Time: October 28, 2022, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Stadium, Melbourne
A competitive track beckons at the MCG with the average score being 158. Pacers have found a lot of success so far at the MCG this tournament. Expect a spicy battle between the two pace attacks in that case.
Predicted Playing XIs
Australia (AUS): Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Tim David, Ashton Agar/Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins.
England (ENG): Jos Buttler (c&wk), Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood.
Australia and England have produced high-octane clashes whenever these two sides have locked horns. Both teams have lost one and won one so far in the tournament. A high-profile encounter awaits as defending champions start as favourites to win the tie. However, Betway has placed its odds in favour of England at 2.00.
AUS vs ENG – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Jos Buttler, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh (c), Dawid Malan, Marcus Stoinis, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone (vc), Adil Rashid, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Chris Woakes
Fantasy Team 2: Jos Buttler (vc), David Warner (c), Mitchell Marsh, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Marcus Stoinis, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Mark Wood