England vs Australia 2020, 1st T20I: Toss Report
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England vs Australia 2020, 1st T20I: Toss Report

Aaron Finch, Eoin Morgan, England, Australia, England vs Australia
Aaron Finch and Eoin Morgan (Photo by Gareth Copley-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

The England-Australia rivalry is one of the most celebrated rivalries in the game and captains of both the teams have made it clear that the series will be fiercely fought despite being played in front of empty stadiums.

On the eve of the game, England captain Eoin Morgan said that the visitors will be ‘just favourites’ for the series although it won’t be wrong to say that the hosts will have slight edge. England enter the series well prepared, having recently played against the likes of West Indies, Ireland and Pakistan.

On the other hand, Australia have not played any game since March when the pandemic halted action around the world. But while Australia are lacking in match practise, they definitely have the firepower to get the better of England. But Australia will have to be at their best to beat a side which has played some of the finest brand of white-ball cricket in the last few years.

Only time will tell who emerges as the winner but one can pretty much say that the series is going to be exciting. The three T20I matches pit the number one and two sides in the ICC world rankings against each other and with both the teams almost at full strength, one can expect an exciting series.

Toss report:

Australia have won the toss and have elected to bowl first against England in the first T20I.

Playing elevens:

Australia:

Aaron Finch(c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

England:

Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Dawid Malan, Tom Banton, Eoin Morgan(c), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid