England vs Australia, 1st T20 Match Prediction 04 Sep 2020

Australia tour of England, 2020

England vs Australia, 1st T20 Match Prediction


The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England

The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England


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The Rose Bowl, Southampton, England
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first
Cricbettingbuzz England beat Australia by 2 runs

England vs Australia cricket betting odds

ENG 1.76
AUS 1.95

ENG vs AUS Prediction

Shoaib Z.

England lock horns with old foes Australia in T20I series opener

  • Australia have never won a T20I series against England.
  • England managed to draw the T20I series against Pakistan.
  • Eoin Morgan and Jonny Bairstow have shown excellent form in the T20 format for England this season.

Expect England to register a win in the T20I series opener.

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Match Preview

Old Cricketing Foes England and Australia will lock horns in the opening game of the T20I series at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Friday.

Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, pacer Jofra Archer and Mark Wood have been named in the T20 squad for Australia series. Eoin Morgan and co. will be looking to field their strongest combination for this opening fixture.

On the other hand, Australia have played four intra-squad warm-up matches in order to make adequate preparations for the T20I series against England. Aaron Finch-led unit will be keen to put on a decent show with bat and ball.

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The home side will have slight advantage as they will be well aware of the pitch conditions at The Ageas Bowl.

The inclusion of Jos Buttler, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer will increase the strength of the side for this series.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow and Tom Banton to deliver the bulk of the runs.

Rookie opener Tom Banton performed exceedingly well for England in the previous T20I series against Pakistan. He finished the series as the leading run-scorer for England with 137 runs at an average of 45.67.

Besides Banton, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan also delivered match-winning contributions for the side in the previous series against Pakistan.

In the bowling department, the side will be looking towards the likes of Mark Wood, Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan to make crucial breakthroughs. The home side will be pleased with the return of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for this T20I series.

England Actual Playing XI:

Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan

England Predicted Playing XI

Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Sam Billings, Tom Banton, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood/Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Joe Denly/Tom Curran.


The visitors will be looking to put in a clinical performance with bat and ball in this opening fixture.

In the warm-up matches, the likes of Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey and Steven Smith got runs with the bat.

In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the top-order trio of David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steven Smith to make notable scores in this contest.

Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will make up the middle-order for Australia for this opening encounter.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the pace trio of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins to pick up crucial wickets.

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Alex Carey, KW Richardson, Ashton Agar, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Steven Smith, Adam Zampa, David Warner

Australia Predicted Playing XI

Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Ashton Agar, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc.

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 13 0 mm. 3.54 k/h From: W 100%
03h 12 0 mm. 3.14 k/h From: W 80%
06h 13 0 mm. 3.37 k/h From: W 69%
09h 17 0 mm. 3.99 k/h From: WSW 96%
12h 18 0 mm. 5.01 k/h From: WSW 86%
15h 18 0 mm. 5.28 k/h From: WSW 92%
18h 15 0.32 mm. 4.34 k/h From: NW 96%
21h 13 0.96 mm. 3.34 k/h From: W 100%

The wicket prepared for the game will be good for batting. The quick bowlers will get something of the surface with the new-ball. The weather forecast for Friday’s game is going to be sunny intervals with a moderate breeze

Venue Details

The Ageas Bowl in Southampton is going to host opening game of the T20I series between Australia and England. In the previous two meeting between two teams at this venue, England and Australia have won one game apiece.

Toss Prediction

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and post a competitive total on the board.

Winning Prediction

Based on current form, England will be favorites to win their opening game against Australia. Eoin Morgan and co. have played competitive cricket this week and will be better prepared for the T20I series.

On the other hand, Australia will have to adjust to the conditions in order to upstage Australia in this opening contest.

Expect England to register a win in the T20I series opener.

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