England vs Australia 1st T20I, Predicted Playing XI: Jos Buttler to Open for England

England skipper has already confirmed that Jos Buttler will be the opener for the match. He might be seen with Jonny Bairstow, and both of them have been in fine nick. Dawid Malan would be number 3, and there is no doubt about that, followed by Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings and Moeen Ali. Then coming to the bowlers will be Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan and Tom Curran.

England vs Australia 1st T20I, Predicted Playing XI: Jos Buttler to Open for England

England will face Australia on Friday, September 4, for their 1st T20I outing in the three match series. The other two matches will be held on Sunday, September 6, and Tuesday September 8. The Friday fixture will be played at Ageas Bowl in Southampton. The England vs Australia T20 match will commence at 10:30 PM IST.

England skipper has already confirmed that Jos Buttler will be the opener for the match. He might be seen with Jonny Bairstow, and both of them have been in fine nick. Dawid Malan would be number 3, and there is no doubt about that, followed by Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings and Moeen Ali. Then coming to the bowlers will be Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan and Tom Curran.

On the other hand, Australia would look to get the perfect playing XI. Aaron Finch will lead the side, and opening combination will look set with David Warner. Then the players to be followed will be Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh. It will be the most high-profile contest in 6-7 months after the pandemic hit the world.

Meanwhile, England will look to win their seventh T20I series on the trot, after they beat Pakistan 2-1 in recently concluded series.

Predicted XI England: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran

Predicted XI Australia: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Kane Richardson.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5939 116
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4278 113
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 4380 258
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