This preview focuses on the T20 World Cup 2021 game between England and Australia in the Super 12. There is a tremendous new love interest in this game as one of the oldest and biggest rivalries in the world of cricket. Both teams enter into the match with an even run of form that makes it quite hard for the England vs Australia prediction to be called.
England vs Australia – Match Preview
England have started the Super 12 stages in excellent fashion after grabbing the wins over West Indies and Bangladesh. This has put them in a very strong position to reach the next rounds. England have a much superior net run rate than other teams in group 1. Australia have also managed four points from the opening two matches with the latest points coming in the win over Sri Lanka.
England vs Australia – Predicted Playing XIs
England were able to chase down a relatively modest target set by Bangladesh in the recent match. As a result of names like Jason Roy hitting a half century, England hit the target with several overs to spare. The opening two rounds of the Super 12 action have shown the England bowlers at the top of their game and they have been able to dismiss the opposition for a lower than expected. The likes of Chris Woakes and Moeen Ali would be crucial during the power play.
Australia were able to make the most of their batting strength to dismiss the two opponents with relative ease. However, the team might end up struggling against the better teams thanks to a bowling attack that does not have variety sufficient for the varying pitch conditions. Even though the likes of Adam Zampa have been impressive for Australia, the team are still very dependent on the batting line-up to get them through.
Let us take a look at the odds for the match:
England vs Australia Head to head
- Matches Played: 19
- England Won: 8
- Australia Won: 10
- Tie/NR: 1
The England vs Australia head to head reveals a contest which has been dominated by Australia by the slender margins in the overall count. However, England have been closing the gap in recent years with some strong performances.
England vs Australia Match Prediction & Betting Tips
England and Australia might be level on points after two matches, but this big rivalry is likely to head down the route of England, who have better bowling and batting segments. The lack of a top pace bowler in the Australian line up shifts the advantage in favour of England, who have more balance in the squad.
Jason Roy had a 160+ strike rate in his innings against Bangladesh. His 61 runs included eight boundaries and it was an impressive performance from the 31-year-old. This compensates for his mediocre performance against West Indies and Roy is expected to build on this performance.
David Warner was able to put behind his recent form but coming up with 60 runs in just 42 balls. This innings also included 10 boundaries and it was quite crucial in making sure that Australia beat Sri Lanka by a comfortable margin. The England vs Australia match prediction expects more of the same from the experienced campaigner.
These are the odds given by bookmakers at the time of writing this article. The odds are subject to change and it is recommended to check with the bookmaker for the latest prices.