England Vs Australia, Match Preview
Australia and England will be in deep battle in a few weeks’ time, in a different format. Before the big battle though, they will have to fight it out in the World Cup. Eoin Morgan has already said that this game will not how any psychological effect on the Ashes, but the encounter will still have lots of spice. From England’s point of view, only two players are likely to play in the Gabba Test. Jos Buttler, and Dawid Malan are the two, while Bairstow is a possibility.
The last time England and Australia played each other in the T20 World Cup was back in 2010. They took each other on in the finals, and there are only three survivors from that game. Eoin Morgan, David Warner, and Steve Smith, who was used in a different role, are all that are left from that game.
The upcoming game is likely to be the toughest for England. They are looking good, and easily beat the West Indies, and Bangladesh. Australia is also returning to their best, after a commanding win against Sri Lanka.
England Vs Australia, Team News
Maxwell, and Stoinis went for runs in the game against Sri Lanka. Their spells put the fifth bowler’s role into perspective. While the two are reliable bowlers, Australia could look at Ashton Agar, as an option lower down the order.
Mark Wood missed the first two games with a niggle. Considering England’s form, he could continue to sit out even if he is fit.
England Vs Australia, Predicted XIs
Australia (probable) 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
England (probable) 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Tymal Mills
England Vs Australia, Players to Watch out for
Warner is back in form, and he will be key against a big side. As an opener, Warner has the ability to dictate the pace of the game, and a good start will help put England’s bowling on the back foot early. They will attack him early on with Ali, but if he manages to see of Ali, Warner should be good for a big score. His ability to rotate strike will also be a factor in helping Australia get a big score in what has been a low scoring tournament.
Mills has made a beautiful comeback. He was out of the side, and with Archer injured, Mills is in the fray again. He did well in the Hundred, and is a smart T20 bowler. While Mills doesn’t rely on the yorker much, he has a brilliant hard ball, which makes him so dangerous. His pace is also another factor that adds to the unpredictability. This year he has been used across the innings, and he will be a key player tonight.
England Vs Australia, Pitch Report
An evening game in Dubai brings the toss into play heavily. There will be dew, so sides chasing will have a massive advantage. With the pitch not in the center, one of the boundaries will be smaller. Sides using the short boundaries will have another advantage.