The 1st T20 Match Was A Wake Up Call For Australia:
In a way, the two-run loss in the first game for another wake-up call for the No.1 rated T20I side of the world as their mischievous middle-order showed once again why they’re still a work in progress as a white-ball team. Glenn Maxwell once again struggled to finish the game, as did Alex Carey and Marcus Stoinis, who looked like a rusty gate in his 18-ball 23.
That said, credit should also be given to England skipper Eoin Morgan for the way he orchestrated his team’s comeback. After Smith and Maxwell’s dismissal in the 14th position, Morgan decided to strike the Australian middle-order at the early pace of Mark Wood and Jofra Archer, and in the end, it really turned out to be a master-stroke, as the Aussies lost the vital wickets of David Warner and Alex Carey.
England may, however, know that it was a goal break for them in the first game, and that wasn’t meant to come in the way of the fact that most of the Australian innings and their batting-barring Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan, too, wasn’t up to scratch-was something they’ll be looking to build on in the next T20I.
England vs Australia 2020,2nd T20I, Southampton: Match Prediction:
Considering the way the Aussies went down in the last game, the Aaron Finch-led unit will try to correct the wrongs of the first T20I and impose the decision-maker in the three-game series when they lock the horns with Eoin Morgan’s England on Sunday. Support Australia to win the second T20I.