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Predictions for the 2nd T20: England vs Australia

This is a must-win game for Australia to stay alive in the series while the visitors will be looking to take an unassailable 2-0 lead.

Match Preview:

Australia and England will go head-to-head in the 2nd T20I of the 3-match series at Manuka Oval, Canberra on Wednesday.

England started the series with a brilliant victory in the opening match going 1-0 up in the series. The hosts must have to win the 2nd T20I to keep the series alive.

In the 1st T20I, England defeated Australia by 8 runs and they need just 1 more win to grab the trophy.

England’s openers gave an aggressive start to their side as they added 132 runs for the first wicket off just 11.2 overs.

The skipper Jos Buttler returned from injury and scored a brilliant half-century. He smashed 68 runs off just 32 balls including 8 fours and 4 sixes.

His partner Alex Hales scored 84 runs off 51 balls. Australia made a good comeback in the last 8 overs to restrict England to 208-6 from their 20 overs.

Australia lost Cameron Green early on in their chase but David Warner (73 off 44 balls) and Mitchell Marsh (36 off 26 balls) built up a quick partnership of 70 runs for the third wicket.

But England kept on picking wickets and in the end, Australia fell 8 runs short of the target. Mark Wood and Sam Curran scalped 3 and 2 wickets each.

Match Details:

Teams – Australia vs England

Date – 12th October 2022

Time –  07:10 PM local / 01:40 PM IST

Venue – Manuka Oval, Canberra.

Average 1st innings total

The average 1st innings score at Manuka Oval, Canberra is 160 runs.

Head-to-Head record in T20Is:

Here is the head-to-head record between Australia and England in T20 Internationals.

Total Matches Played – 21

Australia won – 10

England won – 10

Tie/ No Result – 1

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Manuka Oval, Canberra will be batting-friendly.

The boundaries on this ground are usually short and the ball will come nicely onto the bat.

The spinners will play a big role here in the middle overs. The team winning the toss will like to chase the total on this wicket.

Weather Report:

The temperature in Canberra on Wednesday is expected to hover around 13°C to 19°C and 65 to 70 percent humidity.

There are some chances of rain during night time while there will be clouds covering the sky throughout the day.

Possible Playing XI:

Here are the possible playing XIs of both teams,

Australia:

David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Cameron Green, Matthew Wade (wk), Daniel Sams, Nathan Ellis, Kane Richardson, Mitchell Swepson.

England:

Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.

Who will win?

Australia lost the opening game but they were just 8 runs short of the target against the quality bowling attack of England.

Australia was playing with their second-strength bowling lineup and it is expected that they will make a strong comeback in the 2nd T20I.

Hence, we predict that Australia will beat England in the second T20 International.

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