Australia vs England – 3rd T20 International Preview & Prediction
When is Australia vs England taking place? Friday, October 14th, 2022 – 09:10 (UK)
Where is Australia vs England taking place? Manuka Oval, Canberra
What is the expected weather for Australia vs England? 10-13c and dry throughout 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
- For the second successive match, Australia fell to an eight-run defeat at the hands of England, but unlike the first T20i when the hosts were behind the eight-ball throughout, this time round they had the advantage particularly early on in the contest when they had England 54/4, but let it slip as England ended up scoring 178/7, a winning effort.
- The likes of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins returned to the side on Wednesday, with Nathan Ellis and Cameron Green both missing out despite the former’s excellent performance in the first T20i, but with Australia needing to build up Starc and Cummins’ fitness levels ahead of the T20 World Cup, both are likely to play once again here.
- England were indebted to Dawid Malan, who was the lynchpin of their batting innings in the second T20i, making 82 from 49 balls, before Sam Curran starred with the ball, taking three wickets and once again making a strong case for himself to be in England first-choice T20i XI going forward.
- All-rounder Ben Stokes remains scratchy with the bat, but impressed with the ball and was dynamite in the field, pulling off a memorable save on the boundary rope to prevent a six that unsurprisingly went viral on the internet, whilst fellow all-rounder Liam Livingstone should come into the team for this final T20i if fit.
Although both T20i fixtures played so far in this series have been close affairs, England have had the edge in crucial moments of each game and most importantly are showing far more of a ruthless, determined mentality than Australia. When under the pump, someone has stepped up for the visitors, whilst Australia have failed to show that same clinical side with bat or ball. There is a risk that England’s performance levels could slide with the series already secure, but the mentality of Jos Buttler’s squad feels very strong and they’ll want to head into their T20 World Cup warm-up matches on a winning note, so back England to seal a three-match sweep.