About the Match
England’s revival and triumph at the Ashes series in an emphatic way exhibits the team’s determination to dominate Australia in the upcoming T20I on 31st August at Cardiff, as well as the upcoming ODI series. Both teams have match-winners in their sides who can turn the contest in their favour in any situation; while Australia will try to make a comeback in the shorter form of the game, England with the recent morale boost will leave no stone unturned to dominate the Aussies on Monday.
Eoin Morgan will lead the side with his experience in the T20 format, having played in several competitions around the globe; with expert batsmen like Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Sam Billings, Alex Hales and Chris Woakes, who have been performing well in County cricket, the team’s batting line-up is looking quite strong when compared to the struggling Aussies.
Reece Topley has been outstanding with the ball and his wicket-taking skills are an asset to the bowling squad; his left-arm fast bowling when combined with Ben Stokes’ right-arm pace attack may prove to be efficient for the team. Steven Finn, James Vince, Adil Rashid and David Willey bring variety to the attack and are in good form to stifle the opponents in the run-flow.
Overall, the team has shaped up nicely to continue with their winning momentum and the confidence from the Ashes win will definitely give the players an edge to win the match on Monday.
Steven Smith is a proven leader but he will have to lead from the front in getting the big runs; players like George Bailey, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell and David Warner bring their batting skills to the table but they will have to come out all guns blazing if they want to outwit the English bowlers. Joe Burns and David Warner batted well against Ireland in the ODI match recently as they posted a 139-run opening partnership from 22 overs while Smith and Watson contributed well.
Mitchell Starc and Nathan Coulter-Nile are top-class pace bowlers, who can remove the opponents with ease; Pat Cummins, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Boyce and James Pattinson provide depth to the attack and will definitely strategize well against the in-form English batsmen. Nathan, Starc, Maxwell and Cummins took regular wickets against Ireland to help the team win the 40-over ODI match by 23 runs.
The team will try to wipe out the horrific memories from the Ashes tests and bring a rejuvenated spirit on the field; if they can build a strong foundation either while batting first or during chase, the Aussies can surely triumph in the only T20 match against the hosts.
Although England is in top form and have the home advantage as well to excel in the upcoming match, we feel that the Aussies, who pack a punch in this format of the game against any opposition, will bring out all their fire-power to avenge their defeat and emerge victorious on Monday