Australia vs England – England appears to be in good shape ahead of the T20 World Cup. They won back-to-back matches in Australia, with their returnees quickly regaining form. The fact that England could still post a competitive total despite being reduced to 4 for 54 demonstrates the strength of their lineup.
Australia is close behind. They lost both matches by 8 runs despite some strong performances from their key players. Warner, Marsh, Stoinis, and Tim David are Australia’s top performers and will be the ones to watch in the coming months.
England would be pleased with Sam Curran’s bowling performance. So far, the youngster has taken 5 wickets in two games. Cummins, Hazlewood, and Zampa would be critical to Australia’s comeback.
However, given England’s batting strength, the Australian bowlers cannot be expected to completely dominate. It will be up to the batters on both teams to lead their respective teams to victory.
The 3rd T20I of Australia vs England will take place on October 14th, 2022 at Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Match Details to Note
Match: Australia vs England, 3rd T20I, England Tour of Australia 2022
Date: October 14, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 1:40 PM IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Australia will be hoping to win the T20I series before beginning their T20 World Cup campaign. Despite losing both games, they haven’t been particularly bad in these outings. There are still some positives for Australia as they prepare to defend their World Cup title in a week’s time following this series.
Marcus Stoinis is delivering with both bat and ball, which is huge. This adds more bowling variety and provides the captain with more options if any of their lead bowlers fail. Mitchell Marsh, Maxwell, and Stoinis are three batting all-rounders who can all deliver breakthroughs.
The only major concern at this point is Maxwell’s poor performance at number four. This batting order, however, has depth, with Tim David and Matthew Wade emerging as reliable match-finishers in the lower middle order.
Pat Cummins, batting at number eight, is also a very useful batter who has demonstrated his big-hitting abilities in the IPL. Aaron Finch and Maxwell are expected to find their groove in the third and final T20I. With the ball, Starc and Hazlewood will be the ones to watch.
David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Kane Richardson, Sean Abbott, Steven Smith, Ashton Agar, Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Daniel Sams
Players to watch out for:
The 35-year-old was dismissed without hitting a boundary in the fifth over on Wednesday. He has, however, been in excellent form in this format over the last year.
On Wednesday, the batting all-rounder posted his best bowling figures in this format. Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, and Harry Brook were all fired.
In the second game of the series, the left-arm pace bowler was not given a new ball for the first time since 2014. Despite this, he took his 70th T20I wicket.
Possible Playing XI:
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
England’s T20I series got off to a flying start, with their openers going berserk from the start. The captain, who was returning from injury, scored 68 off 32 balls in the first game, kicking off the innings for his team. Hales, who returned to international cricket after a long absence, also had a significant impact in the same game.
When both openers returned to the dugout early in the next game, it was Malan who stepped up and took the lead. Lower in the order, Moeen Ali is another reliable batter. Most wristy batters are known for their ability to find gaps in the defense, but Moeen uses his wrists to hit the long ball.
While England continues to benefit from Chris Jordan’s experience and skills, the rise of left-arm quick Sam Curran is a big plus. Adil Rashid, a key bowler for England in limited overs, has struggled so far in this series.
However, just like in the batting department, England has a wide range of bowlers. And there are players like Ben Stokes, David Willey, and Moeen Ali who can come in and provide a crucial breakthrough for their team.
In contrast to Australia, England has chosen bowling all-rounders, which appears to be working for them. This England team appears to be perfectly balanced, with two batting all-rounders and two bowling all-rounders.
Jos Buttler(w/c), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Liam Livingstone, Philip Salt
Players to watch out for:
The right-handed opener is one of four players in the series to have scored more than 80 runs. He has four sixes and eleven fours.
The left-handed number three batter was dropped in Perth but returned to his natural position with a Player of the Match performance on Wednesday.
In the second game of the series, England’s opening bowler dismissed the in-form David Warner. In this format, he has a strike rate of 21 balls.
Possible Playing XI:
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
Australia vs England Top Team Batsmen
With the bat, we recommend David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, and Aaron Finch for Australia. Marsh has a 40.50 average against England in this format.
Our England batting picks are Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan, and Alex Hales. So far in this series, Hales has the most runs scored.
Australia vs England Top Team Bowlers
Our bowling picks at Cricbaba for Australia are Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa. On Wednesday, Zampa sacked Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali.
Reece Topley, Chris Jordan, and Sam Curran are our bowling picks for England. Curran has taken the most wickets in this series.
Australia vs England Head to Head
For the first time since January 2011, Australia has trailed in the overall T20I series. In this match, England is aiming for their fourth consecutive victory over Australia in this format.
Australia vs England Head to Head Stats in T20s
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Australia vs England Toss Prediction
The pitch is excellent for batting and does not change much throughout the game. The overcast conditions can help new ball bowlers and put the team that bowls first in a good position.
Australia vs England Pitch Report
The Manuka Oval in Canberra hosted few international matches. England’s 178 in the previous game was the highest T20I score on this ground.
The Manuka Oval in Canberra has a good batting wicket, and the last game played here featured some aggressive stroke play from both teams. A high of 14 degrees Celsius is forecast for the match day, with scattered showers.
Australia vs England Prediction
Both games of the series have been very entertaining, with Australia going into the final overs in Perth and Canberra still hoping to win. We expect another close game on Friday, but we believe Australia will win. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Australia is the favourite to beat England at the odds of 1.77.
Australia vs England Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Jos Buttler has shown no signs of discomfort following his recent injury layoff. He hit three more fours on Wednesday, and the skipper is our pick for England’s highest run scorer in the series finale.