England Squad (T20I): Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wkt), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
Australia squad: Aaron Finch (capt), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (VC), Josh Hazlewood, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Andrew Tye, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam
Predicted playing XIs
England: Tom Banton, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer.
Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson.
Australia (Playing XI): Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa
England (Playing XI): Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid.
TOSS UPDATE: Australia has won the toss and opted to field
England vs Australia Head to Head Stats:
Australia in their last 10 completed T20Is: Won-9 Loss-1.
There have been 16 T20s between the two countries so far head to head. Australia won 9 and England 6. One match was inconclusive. Australia also has a poor record in England.
Australia has played 6 T20s in England. In this, Australia has won only one, while losing 4 matches. One match was inconclusive. There have been 8 T20 series between England and Australia so far. Out of this, three England and two Australia wins, while three series were drawn.
T20 Stats at the Rose Bowl ground:
Total T20 at the Rose Bowl ground: 5
First Batting Team Won: 3
First bowling team wins: 2
Average team score in first innings: 174
Team average score in second innings: 147
England vs Australia 1st T20I:
Bairstow and Buttler to open the innings. Mitch Starc with the new ball. Starc starts off with a wide. Good recovery from Starc, who has looked a little rusty so far and understandably so. Bairstow punishes a fractionally full delivery outside off by driving it through covers for four. ENG 8/0 after 1 Over.
Ashton Agar, Left-arm orthodox, comes into the attack. Buttler welcomes him with a maximum over long-off. What a shot. Just deposited over mid-off for six. Good start for the Three Lions. He follows it up with a four to long-on. He means business today, does Buttler. And he finishes the over with yet another big hit, this time the ball sails over long-on for six more. 16 off it. ENG 24/0 after 2 Overs.
Buttler displayed his power in the previous over but shows his class against Starc, lacing a four through cover off the back foot quite beautifully and then pinging a wide yorker behind point for four. ENG-35/0 after 3 overs
Pat Cummins with the breakthrough!
Bairstow trudges off for single figures after edging to short third man – who had just been put in that spot by Finch. FOW-43/1 after 4 overs
Funky field set-up by Finch and he has been rewarded – Bairstow, out Caught by Starc!
Kane Richardson the new bowler for Australia. David Malan the new man in England. Gets off the mark with a four pulled off his hips. Malan, often guilty of getting off to slow starts, plays out a few dot balls to end the 5th over.
Cummins bowls the last Powerplay over. Buttler keeps charging. Picks on the slower ball from Cummins and powers a drive for another four. Buttler on 41 off 23 balls at the end of the Powerplay. ENG 55/1 after 6
An early reverse sweep for a boundary – but it never ceases to amaze. Zampa the bowler struck on this occasion but he recovered well with four dot balls and a single to close out the over. ENG-70/2 after 9 overs
Agar to continue. Agar, you beauty. Australia’s ploy to play two spinners is already reaping benefits: danger man Banton departs for eight and Australia slowly clawing its way back into this contest. Five runs from the over. ENG 75/3 after 10 Overs.
Mitchell Starc is back into the attack. Malan welcomes him with a boundary to deep extra-cover. Starc has struggled with his radar today. In between, Eoin Morgan has joined Malan. Morgan gets off the mark with a boundary: a half-volley is dispatched for four. Starc all over the place at the moment. 11 runs off that over. ENG 86/3 after 11 Overs.
Glenn Maxwell is into the attack. And he strikes in his first over! Eoin Morgan is out for 5. England continues losing their way after a great start. The spinners continue doing the trick for the Australians, helped by some superb work on the field. A great running catches at long-on by Steve Smith this time. Moeen Ali has joined Malan, with England in a spot of bother. ENG 92/4 after 12
Malan slog sweeps Zampa for a six as the 13th over starts. Ends the over with another boundary to square leg. Malan, now on 38, is playing the leading role in this essay for England now. 14 runs come off the 13th over. A welcome big over for England. Maxwell continues to bowl in the 14th. And he gets another wicket! Moeen Ali the one to fall to pressure this time as he gets a top edge that is caught by Zampa. Maxwell’s 2nd wicket now. England 109/5 after 14
Ashton Agar is back into the attack. Meanwhile, Malan moves to 44 with a well-placed boundary. Good recovery from Agar. Just four off the remaining deliveries. Spinners tightening the noose on England in the middle overs. ENG 117/5 after 15 Overs. Agar: 4-0-32-2.
Tom Curran joins Malan at 7. Malan, the lone batsman left standing, gets a boundary in the 15th over, cutting delicately through the gap. Maxwell continues in the 16th over. 5 runs from the over. Maxwell’s golden arm accounting for 2/14 in his three overs so far. ENG 122/5 after 16
50 for Malan – ENG 125/6 after 17
Kane Richardson bowls the 17th over. England, under pressure, as the runs have dried up, are looking to do something out of the ordinary to get runs. Tom Curran tries to play a scoop. Misses. And then he is caught in the deep. Curran is out for 6. Malan gets to his 50 with a single off the last ball. Chris Jordan has joined him at 8.
Huge over! 22 runs come off the 18th over. Zampa, the leg spinner, fails to nail it in this death over. And Malan lays into him. Two sixes to end the over. But just as England looked to be getting on track courtesy Malan, he is OUT. He goes for 66. Steve Smith plucks another great catch. Adil Rashid has joined Jordan with the England innings in a bit of a disorder at the death. ENG 148/7 after 18.2
ENG 162/7 after 20
A superb spell at the death from Kane Richardson. He finishes with figures of 2/13 in 3 overs. Change of pace and yorkers, all on show from him as Rashid and Jordan keep swinging and keep missing.
Cummins bowls the 20th over as England manage to get the score to creep just above 150. Some frantic running between the wickets in the last over. Jordan connects with the last ball. Four to finish! England put up 162/7 in their 20 overs. 163 to win for Australia.
Warner gets a lucky boundary, the ball running to the fine leg fence. Warner gets more lucky runs. Just gets the ball over mid-on to get 2. Ends the over with another streaky four that runs down to fine leg for four. AUS 20/0 after 2 overs