Aus v Eng highlights today – Only twenty/20 from Edgbaston, Birmingham (England) Wednesday 27th June 2018. It’s the last match of the Australia tour of England 2018. JJ Roy scored 304 runs in five ODI’s, JM Bairstow 300, SE Marsh 288, JC Buttler 275 and AD Hales 232. MM Ali took twelve wickets, AU Rashid also took 12, LE Plunkett 8 and DJ Willey 7. Edgbaston, Birmingham venue highest total is 180/7 scored by the home team in 2014 against India. Australia played two matches at this ground in 2010 against Pakistan. They scored 151 and 144 and lost both matches.
Australia win the toss and bowl.
England team/playing XI
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid.
Australia team/playing XI
1 Aaron Finch, 2 D’Arcy Short, 3 Glenn Maxwell, 4 Travis Head, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Ashton Agar, 8 Andrew Tye, 9 Kane Richardson, 10 Mitch Swepson, 11 Billy Stanlake.
Match Timings: 18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.50, Interval 19.50-20.10, Second Session 20.10-21.30
Perfect weather, belting pitch, full house. It’ll be loud. The ground is expected to open early to encourage people to watch the World Cup (Mexico v Sweden and Germany v South Korea, kick-off 3 pm) on the big screen. Paine makes way as wicketkeeper as well as the captain, with Carey taking over the gloves, and assuming Glenn Maxwell recovers from his shoulder injury, he will slot back into the middle order, from where he gave England quite the schooling in Hobart in February. Andrew Tye’s variations are likely to have more mileage in the shorter format than they found in a chastening ODI campaign. And given the heat, and the prospect of a dry surface, the leggie Mitchell Swepson might well find a way into the starting XI. With Buttler opening alongside Jason Roy, Alex Hales is expected to come in at No. 3, which could mean Jonny Bairstow dropping to the middle order. Chris Jordan looks set to pip Sam Curran for the final berth in a five-man England attack, though Joe Root has been getting plenty of off-spin practice of late.
Umpires – Michael Gough, Alex Wharf
TV Umpires – Rob Bailey
Match Referee – ?
Reserve Umpire – Tim Robinson
Match number – T20I no. 679