ENG vs AUS Dream11: Rivals England and Australia will be locking horns later tonight for another Pool A fixture in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Both sides are on the back of consecutive wins and are the favorites of advancing to the semi-finals. Talking about England first, they registered a six-wickets win over the West Indies in the first game, which was followed up by a win by eight wickets over Bangladesh. As for the Aussies, they bead South Africa with five wickets to spare, as well as Sri Lanka later on with seven wickets in hand.
Both Englan and Australia have had a reasonably comfortable time in the T20 World Cup so far, but given the quality of players, and history of the two sides, we can expect the upcoming contest to be a cracker of an affair.
Fixture Name: England vs Australia
Competition: ICC T20 World Cup
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Team Form Guide:
The wicket at Dubai has enough on it to give the batsmen the platform to score anything close to 170. Spinners such as Adil Rasheed and Adam Zampa can get some assistance off of it nonetheless.
Toss Update: England have won the toss and will bowl first
WK: J Buttler
BAT: D Warner, J Roy, S Smith, D Malan
AR: G Maxwell, M Marsh, M Ali
BOW: J Hazlewood, A Zampa, T Mills
Considering that both sides are to make it to the semis at this rate, we can expect the fixture to be closely contested. However, with England having power hitters till deep down the order, the odds are in favor of the 2019 World Cup winners to get the win later tonight.
The likes of Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan can score big runs at a quick rate for their side. Moeen Ali’s all-round ability always comes in handy for England, whereas, Tymal Mills’ pace and clever variations can lead to wickets.
Moeen Ali has been a quality late addition to the Englan T20 World Cup Squad. Ali has bagged four wickets from the two games at an economy of just five per over. Other than that he can prove to be pretty destructive with the bat as he has 440 runs from 40 T20Is, while, having a strike of 135.4 for his side.
Jason Roy has usually been among the thick of things when it comes to facing Australi in white-ball cricket. The specialist opener played a quick fire knock of 61 versus Bangladesh in the last game and will be thriving in confidence. Talking about Roy’s T20I career in general, he has scored 1265 runs from 50 games, at a strike rate of 146, and seven fifties as well.
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan(c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
Adam Zampa has caused quite a few problems to oppositions courtesy of his wrist spin. Zampa bowled a spell of 2/21 versus South Africa, which was followed up by an even better spell of 2/12 against Sri Lanka next. The 26-year-old has 56 wickets from 52 appearances for Australia in T20Is, and can once again have a role to play here.
Glen Maxwell is regarded as one of the most lethal T20I batters in recent time. Having featured in 74 games, Maxwell has scored 1803 at a staggering strike of 157. This also includes nine fifties, as well as three, hundreds. Other than that Maxwell can also chip in with some right-arm-orthodox, as he has 32 wickets under his belt.
David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Glenn Maxwell, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
The epic clash between arch-nemesis England and Australia will be covered on Star Sports Network and Hotstar.
The rest of the ICC T20 World Cup fixtures will also be telecasted on Star Sports and can be live-streamed on Hotstar.
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