England vs Australia, 26th Match, Super 12 Group 1: England and Australia teams will face each other in Melbourne today. For both the teams, this match is like a virtual knockout. Actually, the way for the team that loses this match to reach the semi-finals will almost be over. At the same time, reaching the semi-finals of the winning team will be almost decided.
Both England and Australia have got one defeat and one win in their two matches of Group-1. While England won over Afghanistan, they had to face defeat against Ireland. On the other hand, Australia had to face a crushing defeat against New Zealand in their first match. After this, this team returned after defeating Sri Lanka.
In this match, England’s edge seems a bit heavy. In fact, just before the T20 World Cup 2022, England had unilaterally defeated Australia in the T20 series on the same soil. England had won the first two matches of the three-match T20 series in a strong fashion and had a heavy edge in the third match as well, the match was canceled due to rain.
England’s probable playing XI- Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, David Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brooke, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Australia’s probable playing XI- Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Another match lost due to rain
Another match in the T20 World Cup 2022 (T20 WC 2022) was washed out due to rain. Not a single ball could be bowled in the match between Afghanistan and Ireland on Thursday morning. Due to incessant rain, even the toss could not be done here. In such a situation, one point has been distributed to both the teams.
This is the third match in the T20 World Cup 2022, which has been inconclusive. Earlier, in the South Africa-Zimbabwe and New Zealand-Afghanistan matches also, the result could not come out due to rain. These teams also had to be content with one point each.