Australia take on the old enemy England in a six-match limited overs tour throughout the month of September, with the series comprised of three T20 Internationals and three One-day Internationals.
Australia vs England T20 Cricket Tips, Prediction and Preview – read on below as we provide our best bets for Australia’s tour of England this month.
It’s shaping as a thrilling series between two of the best one-day teams in the world, with Australia ranked No. 1 in T20 and No. 5 in ODIs, while reigning world champions England are No. 1 in the 50-over format and No. 2 in T20s.
England have the advantage of generating some competitive match fitness under their belt after competing in Test matches during the British summer against West Indies and Pakistan, while they’ve also just completed a three-match T20 series against Pakistan, which ended 1-1 after one match was washed out.
England vs Australia T20 Schedule ?
- September 4 | Game 1 | The Rose Bowl, Southampton | 6pm local time (3am AEST)
- September 6 | Game 2 | The Rose Bowl, Southampton | 2.15pm local time (11.15pm AEST)
- September 8 | Game 3 | The Rose Bowl, Southampton | 6pm local time (3am AEST)
England vs Australia T20 Teams ?
??????? England squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood. Reserves: Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood
?? Australia squad: Aaron Finch (captain), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa
England vs Australia T20 Tips & Predictions ?
Glenn Maxwell top scorer for Australia
With Australia not having played a competitive match since March, we should be looking at naturally gifted players who shouldn’t take long to get back into the swing of things – and Glenn Maxwell fits that description to a tee. David Warner is the obvious favourite, but he doesn’t have good memories of his last visit to England, although it’s true that the Barmy Army won’t be in attendance to hurl out their sledges. Maxwell represents great value and should get a chance to impress.
Eoin Morgan top scorer for England
The English captain looked solid during the recent series against Pakistan and will be determined to lead from the front against the Aussies. With no Joe Root or Ben Stokes – and Jonny Bairstow struggling with the bat – a lot of the run-scoring pressure falls on the shoulders of Morgan, and we think he will embrace the added responsibility.
Australia to hit most sixes
Both teams have some massive hitters in their ranks. England can call on the likes of Morgan, Bairstow, Tom Banton, David Malan and Jos Buttler to clear the boundary rope, but we are leaning with the Aussies.
Warner will be determined to get off to a big start to erase past demons against England, while Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne are all more than capable of striking multiple sixes.
It will be close, but Australia should edge it over the 20 overs.
Australia to win
England may have the home ground advantage and recent match practice under their belt, but there’s a reason Australia are the best T20 team in the world – and as the underdogs, we think they are great value to return to action with an immediate victory.
No fans is a big bonus for the Aussies, as is the fact that the England vs Pakistan series featured a number of high scoring innings. Mitch Starc and Pat Cummins are as experienced as they come and should prove a big handful to England’s top order. In what is looming as a 50-50 contest, we’ve got to back home the underdogs.