Just before the T20 World Cup, Australia is all set to host England for a three-match T20I series. Both of these champion teams view these matches as a practice series. Both teams are anticipated to pitch their strongest eleven with the World Cup just around the way. Let us look into England vs Australia 1st T20I match details.
West Indies were easily defeated by Australia in the second T20I. Australia has become even more dangerous after Tim David emerged as the team’s finisher. Two victories have given the team led by Aaron Finch impetus. For the hosts, Glenn Maxwell’s performance is a minor worry. However, he was rested for the first T20I. Besides that, everyone made significant contributions.
On the other hand, England will be led by Jos Buttler. Following a calf injury, he will return. That is a major win for England because Buttler’s position at the top is crucial. Ben Stokes, a legendary all-rounder, is back and will be looking to make a difference in these three T20 Internationals.
England vs Australia 1st T20I
How the pitch will play?
Both batters and pace bowlers find utopia at the high-scoring Perth Stadium. On this wicket, where chasing has historically been effective, it is preferable to bowl first.
What to expect in the middle?
Both teams will like to test their power hitters against a strong bowling lineup. The pitch supports batters. From England, we can expect a solid start with 50+ runs in the powerplay. They are likely to score 40-45 runs in death overs and a total of 170-180 runs.
From Australia, we can expect the same thing. The team is on fire and will like to continue that. They are likely to score 50 runs in the powerplay, 50 runs in death over, and an overall score of 180-190.
Players to Watch out for
Both the teams carry heavy-duty batters and pace bowlers who are match winners.
Jos Buttler is making a comeback for the team after missing out on matches due to injury. He will be playing to watch out for. Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, and Mark Wood are likely to perform well.
For Australia, we can expect David Warner to shine again. He won man of the series award against West Indies and would like to continue the momentum. All eyes will be on Tim David. If he continues to perform well, it will be a great boost for Aus. Green, Richardson, and Hazlewood are all expected to give match-winning performances.
ENG Vs AUS PROBABLE PLAYING XIS:
ENG: Jos Buttler, Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Topley
AUS: David Warner, Cameron Green, Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
England Vs Australia: Who Will Win?
Both teams carry winning momentum with them. Australia won the series against West Indies. While England beat Pakistan at their home. With both teams carrying multiple match-winners on their side, it is going to be tough competition. Australia has the home advantage. Soin the battle between two giants, they are favorites to win the match.