The World T20 Cup's 26th match will be a crucial one. England and Australia will be going up against each other in this match. Both the teams have registered a win in their previous matches, and today's winning-team will seal the spot in the semi finals. The match will take place at the Dubai International Stadium.
Despite Australia registered a win against South Africa in their first match in the World T20 Cup, they struggled to get that win. But the team registered a brilliant win against Sri Lanka. The opening pair of long-struggling captain Aaron Finch and David Warner broke their shackles in the match against Sri Lanka. Warner scored a brilliant half-century in the match and Finch scored 37 runs and the duo shared a 70-run partnership.
Aussie's middle order is pretty good with Mitchell Marsh, Steve Smith, Maxwell and Stoinis. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa has played brilliantly, and the trio of Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins make up Australia's bowling order strong. However, the poor bowling of all-rounders Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis could produce bad results.
England team is considered as a strong contender to win the World T20 Cup. In their opening two encounters against West Indies and Bangladesh, they won easily and proved why they are a worthy contender.
England's off-spinner Moeen Ali, has bowled well in both these matches, and has been impressive. He has four wickets to his name in the tournament. Tymal Mills has impressed in fast bowling and has been brilliant in the death overs. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid could not bowl well against Bangladesh but today he might haunt the Australian batsmen.
The minimum and maximum temperatures at Dubai will be 25 and 34 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 25 percent with no chances of rainfall.
The team batting in the second innings will have an advantage on the Dubai pitch. Because the impact of dew in the second inning refrains the bowlers to bowl well. The average score in the first innings here is 143, so we can expect a score of 160-170 in today's match. Fast bowlers may get help in the opening overs.
Probable Playing XI For Australia
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Probable Playing XI For England
Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow(wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Tymal Mills, Sam Billings (wk), Mark Wood, Tom Curran, David Willey