Dubai. Title contenders England will take the field in the ongoing T20 World Cup (ICC T20 World Cup 2021) against arch-rivals Australia in the Group One match of the Super 12 stage on Saturday, so it is expected that in the tournament. He will have to face a tough challenge for the first time. Both the teams will reach this match with two wins each, so it will also be a contest to establish dominance in this considered difficult group. Australia had to struggle against South Africa in the first match of the World Cup, but the team registered an impressive win over Sri Lanka on Thursday.
The most positive thing for him in the match against Sri Lanka was that the opener duo of Aaron Finch and David Warner, who were struggling for a long time, have returned to the rhythm. David Warner, who played an important role in winning the team with an aggressive half-century, also admitted that the match against England would be tough. “Obviously they (England) are a team that is good in every department,” he said in the press conference of the match against Sri Lanka. His batting line-up is long and he has many options in bowling. England’s confidence has also increased a lot.
For Australia, leg-spinner Adam Zampa with the fast bowling trio of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins has so far fully lived up to the expectations. Sri Lanka had a good start against this team but Zampa took two wickets in the middle overs to turn the game around.
The only cause of concern for them in this department will be the bowling performance of Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis, who conceded 51 runs in four overs on Thursday. On the other hand, England team will reach this match with big wins over West Indies and Bangladesh. In both these matches, the team did not have to sweat much. However, he is likely to face a very tough challenge from Australia.
Off-spinner Moeen Ali, who opened the bowling in both these matches, has been impressive and has four wickets to his name in the tournament. Tymal Mills has impressed in the fast bowling and has been brilliant in the final overs. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid could not bowl well against Bangladesh but is expected to trouble Australia’s batsmen on Saturday. After the match against Sri Lanka, Warner said that there was not much dew in the second innings but so far most teams have preferred to chase the target in the tournament.
The two teams are as follows:
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Karen, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa .