After a high scoring first game, Australia and England gear up for game two. For England, Jos Buttler is back and he is as good as ever, starting with a commanding fifty, supporting Alex Hales, who succeeded in Australia, a place where he has a lot of runs in the BBL.
For Australia, Aaron Finch is likely to open again. On comeback, Marcus Stoinis was at his explosive best as well, with the batting line-up looking pretty stable.
Played- 21 | Australia- 9| England- 11 | No Result- 1
Date: 12th October 2022
Time: 1:40 PM IST
The weather is clear during the AUS vs ENG fixture
The Canberra track is normally pretty helpful for bowlers. With dry weather there should be some spin in the track as well, Batting second is still a better option.
David Warner, Cameron Green, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade, Daniel Sams, Ashton Agar, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson
Jos Buttler, Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, David Willey
With Livingstone still injured, England has a chance of experimenting with Ben Stokes. He is a proven big match player but will have to prove once again that he has the speed to handle T20 Cricket. He is being used up the order now, and that should allow him more time to get his eye in.
Marcus Stoinis back in the eleven and has some work ahead. With David and Green on the rise, he will need to be at his best as his fitness keeps failing on him. He is a strong asset in the side, but will need to find a way to keep himself fit for longer periods.
Australia are playing at home but are experimenting a touch while England look a little closer to full strength. With the strength in England’s line-up they should find the upcoming game easier.