ENG tour of AUS, AUS vs ENG, 1st T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
England tour of Australia, 2022
AUS vs ENG, 1st T20I
Australia and England will face off in the first Twenty20 International on Sunday (October 9). Australia defeated the West Indies 2-0 in a recently concluded T20I series between the two nations. In the meantime, England will be riding high on confidence after defeating Pakistan 4-3 in a white ball series. The rivalry between AUS and ENG will now make for three riveting T20I matches.
West Indies were easily defeated by Australia in the recent T20I. Australia has become even more dangerous after Tim David’s inclusion in the side. He has emerged as the team's new finisher. Two consecutive wins against the Caribbean has given the Aaron Finch led side impetus. For the hosts, Glenn Maxwell's performance is a minor worry. However, he was rested for the first T20I. Other than that, everyone has made significant contributions.
On the other hand, England will be led by Jos Buttler. Following a calf injury, he will return to this side. This is a major win for England because his position at the top of the order is crucial. Besides the return of Butler, Ben Stokes is back, and he will be looking to make a difference in these three T20 Internationals.
Match: AUS vs ENG, 1st T20I, England tour of Australia, 2022
Date: Sunday, October 09, 2022
Time: 1:40 PM
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
Pitch and Conditions
The Optus Stadium in Perth is a fast and bouncy deck. Batters enjoy the ball coming onto the bat. It is a high-scoring ground with 160 being the par score.
AUS: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Steven Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Daniel Sams, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Swepson, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson
ENG: Jos Buttler (C), Moeen Ali (VC), Phil Salt, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.
Probable Playing XIs
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
ENG: Jos Buttler, Phillip Salt, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Topley
Both teams have a very strong and settled eleven and are in great form but considering the home advantage, Australia will start this series as favourites.
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