If India vs Pakistan was a cricket rivalry to watch out for, we have yet another arch-rival set to take on each other in the form of the Australian team locking horns with the English Men and this time it would not be the Ashes, instead will be the shortest form of the game.
The two sides are set to lock horns at the Dubai International Stadium, this Saturday. The clash also stands to be a significant one as the winner will go on to top the Group 1 table and more or less seal their spot for the play-offs.
England and Australia stand to be the only two teams from Group 1, who are yet to taste defeat this campaign, the history of these two teams is not something which we can discuss over an article, but be assured that we are going witness a thriller of a contest.
The last time the sides met was over a year ago in the midst of the pandemic. The three-match series which was held in Southampton was comfortably won by the hosts, 2-1. Can Eoin Morgan and Co. continue their unbeaten run? Or will Warner, who just hit his form back against the Lankans demolish the English bowling?
Match Toss Time: 17:30 Local (19:00 IST)
Match Start Time: 18:00 Local (19:30 IST)
Match Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Head to Head
Matches played: 19, England: 8, Australia: 10, N/R: 1
Weather conditions and pitch
Both the teams look solid and well-balanced and are likely to feature the same combination until and unless they are forced to owing to an injury. The inclusion of Tymal Mills in the English line-up has worked wonders for the side and he is likely to have earned his place in the Xl.
After serious injury threatened to end Tymal Mills career prematurely, the left-arm quick bowler was recalled to the England IT20 side for the 2021 World Cup.— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 29, 2021
Capable of bowling at express pace, Mills also has an array of slower balls as seen throughout The Hundred. pic.twitter.com/zfy2PdrAD6
Probable Playing Xl
England (ENG): Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills
Australia (AUS): David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
The Australian opener David Warner after a string of disappointing performances managed to hit form in the important clash against the Lankans and he looks to have got his touch back, we expect the explosive opener to score the valuable points.
In addition, English all-rounder Moeen Ali and Aussie all-rounder Glenn Maxwell are two other players who could be handy in both the departments and bolster the fantasy line-up. Australian leggie Adam Zampa too expected to pick some crucial wickets.
ENG vs AUS fantasy team
Captain and Vice-captain picks
Both teams have been in great form and their back-to-back wins prove that. It is very difficult to differentiate them on paper. However, the only area where Australia might be lacking a punch is their middle-order. But the Englishmen on the other hand have showcased a balanced performance with both the bat and ball.
Cricwizz predicts England to win the match and top the Group 1 table.
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