Australia will take on England in a best-of-three T20 series that is sure to be filled with drama and excitement.
These two countries have been bitter rivals for many years and this series is a strong testing ground for squads preparing for the T20 World Cup.
Australia plans to save some of their top bowlers for the opening T20 match against England, including Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa, and Glenn Maxwell. However, they'll be back for the second and third T20 matches.
In terms of batting, all the biggest names will attend, including captain Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Cameron Green, and latest addition, Tim David.
It's hard to ignore the strength of Australia's squad, as it remains largely unchanged since the T20 World Cup victory. We're excited to see what Tim David can provide, especially as he performed well in the second T20 match against the West Indies, scoring 42 runs from only 20 balls.
The key batters for Australia are certainly going to be David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Steve Smith. Any of these batsmen can go for 50 or more runs in any T20 contest and there's no doubt they perform better at home.
Warner's 75 runs from 41 balls in the second T20 match against the West Indies is proof that he's one of the most reliable and talented batsmen for Australia. His T20 averages alone are impressive, as his batting average for the format is 33.81 and he's scored 2,773 runs in 93 matches.
Finch, too, is arguably the backbone of Australia's T20 squad, as both his stellar captaincy and incredible batting have made him one of the greats of the game. Finch has a batting average of 34.74, and has knocked up 2,988 runs from 97 matches.
On the bowling front, it's possible that Australia will lose the first match, as so many of the frontline options are being rested, but there's enough faith in the squad to win the second and third games.
Once back, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are sure to be the ones Australia needs to finish off England in a flash. If Starc can keep up his fantastic numbers, then England will never enjoy being at the crease when it's his turn to bowl. Starc has 69 wickets and gives up an average of 22.00 runs in 53 matches.
We've seen that Australia isn't invincible, as the side recently lost a T20 series to India, but the squad remains confident in its ability to dominate cricket in all formats.
The English cricket squad has got to feel great about their recent tough win over Pakistan. England won the series as visitors, 4-3, which is no easy task.
One of the most outstanding players of the series was batsman Harry Brook, whose 81 runs, not out, was a real turning point in the third match and his career as well.
England will need all the batting help it can get, but there's optimism surrounding the team with players like Brook, Ben Stokes, and Alex Hales. However, it may well be that no player is as important as captain Jos Buttler, who will return to the squad after he missed the Pakistan tour due to injury.
Buttler is a skilled, consistent batter who can be patient and pick his spots, while also letting loose and grabbing a quick four or six when necessary. England's success or failure is likely to depend on how well Buttler performs with the bat and as a captain. Buttler has a batting average of 32.75 and has scored 2,227 runs in 94 matches.
In terms of bowling, the inclusion of both Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali is a major boost to the squad. Each one is dangerous and crafty in his own way, but we're especially interested in Moeen as an all-rounder. With the ball, Mooen has picked up 40 wickets in 62 matches, with a bowling average of 26.52. He's equally impressive with the bat as well, scoring 933 runs and earning a high score of 72, not out.
England won't let The Ashes defeat sink in their memories for too long, as the squad knows it has more than enough firepower to beat a strong side like Australia.
As Australia's bowling attack is going to be slightly less talented in the first match, we can't help but feel that England will capitalise on this and crush the hosts in the beginning game.
In the second and third games is where things get interesting. Australia will have their full squad back and won't enjoy losing to England two more times.
These squads know each other well enough, so it's hard to hide tricks anymore. Therefore, it's going to come down to confidence and talent on the day, which Australia has in spades.
Playing on their home grounds and coming off a strong win over the West Indies, we're thinking Australia will take the series, 2-1, but it's going to be a tough matchup and nothing will come easy.
Highest Run Scorer for England - Harry Brook
Highest Wicket-taker for England - Moeen Ali
Highest Run Scorer for Australia - David Warner
Highest Wicket-taker for Australia - Mitchell Starc
Where would cricket be without matches between Australia and England? While The Ashes is a Test match series that is the definitive form of these countries' sports rivalry, ODIs and indeed T20s have also started to have the same intensity and fight.
The three-match T20 series of Australia vs. England will take place on Aussie soil from Oct 9th to 14th. Despite Australia retaining the Ashes earlier in 2022 and defeating England, 2-1, on Aussie turf in an ODI series, this particular T20 series is completely up for grabs.
England did defeat Australia in the two teams' last T20 meeting back in 2021, so there's no reason to think that it can't be done again. However, Australia is the current T20 World Cup champions and their present squad is one of the best we've seen in years.