One of the biggest rivalries in Cricket, England vs Australia is set to resume in the 20-20 World Cup. Both teams are yet to lose a match in the Super 12, which adds to the excitement of the mouthwatering contest. England are proving why they were billed as the pre-tournament favorites as they have managed to beat West Indies and Sri Lanka without breaking a sweat.
The team has managed to dominate without Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer which shows the team’s bench strength. Pacer Tymal Millis has been brilliant with pace and control. He has taken five wickets so far and is proving to be a handful on slow and low tracks in UAE.
Leg-spinner Adil Rashid has also looked potent and consistently kept the batters under a tight leash. The batters have done well with Jason Roy leading the charge. Overall, England looks solid in both departments of the game.
Australia have shown why they are considered a dangerous side when it comes to World Cups. The team has won two matches on the bounce, with the bowlers doing the bulk of the damage. Adam Zampa is enjoying bowling on the UAE pitches. He picked up two wickets against Sri Lanka and strangulated the batters in the middle phase. Warner and Finch too returned to form and Australia are nicely warming up.
The match is going to be played at Dubai International Stadium. The ground has favoured chasing in day-night games with dew playing a factor. The average first innings score has been 150.
The temperature predicted in Dubai for Saturday (October 30) is 33 degrees Celsius.
Playing Combinations Australia
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Playing Combinations England and Australia
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
ENG vs AUS head-to-head
Matches played – 19, Australia won – 10, England won – 8, N/A – 1
England vs Australia Broadcast Details
Match Timings – 07:30 PM IST
TV – Star Sports Network
Live Streaming – Disney + Hotstar