Australia vs England – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction
When is Australia vs England taking place? Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 – 09:10 (UK)
Where is Australia vs England taking place? Manuka Oval, Canberra
What is the expected weather for Australia vs England? 14-17c dry but cloudy with a gentle breeze
What channel is Australia vs England on? The match will be televised live on BT Sport in the UK
Where can I stream Australia vs England? BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website and app
England beat Australia by 8 runs
- On a glorious batting surface at Optus Stadium, Australia came up short against England in the first of this three-match T20i series despite winning the toss and bowling first, finishing on 200/9 in response to England’s 208/6.
- Opener David Warner blasted 73 from 44 balls, but did not have enough support within the lower order as Australia lost too many wickets in the second half of their run chase, whilst bowler Nathan Ellis gave the selectors something to think about ahead of the T20 World Cup with a brilliant display of 3-20 from his four overs.
- Jos Buttler marked his return to action with a bang, smashing 68 in a 132-run opening partnership with Alex Hales, who justified his selection over Phil Salt by scoring 84 from 51 balls.
- Liam Livingstone is unlikely to be fit in time to play in this next T20i, but the Lancashire star hopes to be ready in time to play in the third match between these two nations on Friday.
England will have been delighted at how well their two openers played In Brisbane and Australia will need to find a response to that in this next game. However, it remains to be seen how the tourists’ middle order would cope against Aaron Finch’s side should the likes of Buttler and Hales fall early this time round. These two teams are clearly well-matched if the first T20i is anything to go by and the expectation is that the hosts’ bowling unit will put in a better performance as a collective this time round. Therefore, backing Australia to level the series is worth serious consideration.