The Aussies have had a bumpy start to their campaign, and complimenting them are England, who have a similar-looking situation. However, the two teams will now lock horns at MCG for today’s t20 world cup match. This will be an important competition for both teams, not only for the points but to erase the memory of a shaky start.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 28th October 2022, 1:30 PM IST
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Australia vs England- Previews and Betting Tips
Being the hosts and also having one of the best squads in the format has given the Aussies an undue advantage. However, they’ve failed to capitalize on that and have shown their weaknesses, proving to be the reason behind their downfall.
The defending champions went up against the former champions, Sri Lanka, after facing defeat in their opening game against the Kiwis. Choosing to bowl first, Australia did immensely well to restrict Sri Lanka to just 157/6 in 20 overs. Mitchell Starc’s economical 1/23 was the spell of the match for the Aussies. However, they went too slow with their run-chase, and the target seemed too far away with the constant fall of wickets. It was Marcus Stoinis who came in all guns blazing. He smashed the Lankan bowlers all over the park to secure an 18-ball unbeaten 59 as well as help the Aussies win the match by 7 wickets and 21 balls to spare. This knock helped them tremendously improve their NRR and granted those two crucial points.
Meanwhile, England took on the Irish side with whom they’ve had a love-hate relationship in World Cup matches. Ireland re-did their heroics of the 2011 World cup’s famous win over England and claimed a 5-run victory against them. It was a good toss to win as England’s Liam Livingstone and Mark Wood bagged 3 wickets each. Accompanying them was Sam Curran’s 2/31 that helped bundle out the Irish to 157. While chasing Dawid Malan, the top scorer, played a slow 37-ball 35-run knock. Later came in Moeen Ali, who smashed a 12-ball 24* but couldn’t beat the DLS requirements. In the end, victory laps were taken by the Irish.
This encounter will be one of the biggest rivalry match-ups ever to exist. England has won three games out of their five recent encounters against Australia, giving them the edge over the hosts. In an exhilarating contest such as this, we recommend users place in-game bets. This option can be availed during live streaming as the extraordinary match odds provide the best returns on investments. Do your research on details like pitch and weather reports, as they can certainly change the outcome of the game.
The Aussies have had a tough time settling in despite being the hosts of the tournament. They faced a humiliating defeat; if it hadn’t been for Marcus Stoinis, another defeat was in the mix. However, they are hungry and look stronger than ever. The trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins & Josh Hazlewood is a deadly combo. On the other hand, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis are in sublime form and will prove to be the trump card for the Kangaroos. Stoinis recently scored the fastest fifty in Australian history and will be looking to dismantle the English bowlers in emphatic style.
Squad: David Warner, Aaron Finch(C), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(wk), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
England pace bowlers have been on a roll and have done a tremendous job. Sam Curran now has 7 wickets in just 2 WT20 games, which includes the unforgettable 5/10 against the Afghans in the opening gaming. His pairing up with Mark Wood this season has made the two a deadly combo. As far as the batting department is concerned, the Three Lions have the services of stars like Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, and Moeen Ali. Dawid Malan will be another addition to that list. The left-hander has 314 runs in just 9 games at 44.86. Despite a home game at hand, England will be a tough nut to crack.
Squad: Jos Buttler(C)(wk), Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, David Willey
Also, Read >> T20 Cricket World Cup Predictor
Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather forecast has predicted there to be an 85 to 90% chance of precipitation on matchday. Scattered rains are likely to affect the start of the game and result in a reduction of overs. Meanwhile, the temperature will be between 13 to 18 degrees with the humidity being as high as 79%.
On the other hand, the wicket at MCG is an equally balanced one for the batters and bowlers. The pacers are expected to thrive in the begging stages of the encounter while the batters will receive value for their shots as the game progresses. The venue has big boundaries which will certainly help spinners do their trick.
Australia vs England: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Australia to Win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Australia||Mitchell Marsh||4.80||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Australia||1.80||Check Odds on Crickex|