David Warner and Aaron Finch
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The 26th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 will have England take on Australia at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The two teams currently occupy the two positions on the points table. England tops the Group 1 table with two wins in two matches. They have made a rollicking start to their Super 12 campaign and would look to continue in the same vein. England played their first game against West Indies.

A collective bowling performance helped them bundle out West Indies for just 55 runs in the first innings. In pursuit of the chase, they lost four wickets, however, an unbeaten 24-run knock from Jos Buttler meant England chased down the score comfortably in 8.4 overs.

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The bowlers were right on the money in the next game against Bangladesh as well. Wickets at regular intervals never allowed the latter to develop partnerships and as a result, Bangladesh could only manage to score 124 runs in the first innings.

Tymal Mills starred with the ball, picking 3 for 27. Moeen Ali and Livingstone picked two wickets each. Jason Roy played an outstanding 61-run knock off 38 deliveries in the second innings to help England chase down the score in just 14.1 overs.

On the other hand, Australia are currently sitting at the second position on the table with two wins in as many matches. Much like England, Australian bowlers too have bowled great lengths and kept Australia ahead in the game. Australia played their first game of the Super 12 stage against South Africa.

ENG vs AUS Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between England and Australia? ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match No 26

A collective bowling effort from the team helped them restrict the Proteas to just 118 runs in the first innings. The likes Mitchell Starc, Hazlewood and Zampa all picked two wickets each. Australia too were in a spot of bother after losing five wickets for 81 runs in pursuit of the chase. However, an unbeaten 24-run knock from Marcus Stoinis helped Australia reach home with 2 balls remaining in the game.

Australia recently played their second game against Sri Lanka. The latter made an outstanding start in the first half of the innings. However, the likes of Mitchell Starc and Adam Zampa picked two wickets each in the space of four overs to bring Australia back into the game. As a result, Sri Lanka were restricted to 155 on a good batting surface of Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Unlike the previous game, David Warner and Aaron Finch gave the side a solid start. The duo shared a 70-run stand for the opening wickets and set the foundation for the chase. Warner went onto score 65 off 42 balls, while Finch scored 37 off 23 balls. Steven Smith and Marcus Stoinis remained unbeaten on 28(26) and 16(7), helping Australia chase down the total in 17 overs.

ENG vs AUS Prediction, Who Will Win The Match Between England and Australia? ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Match No 26

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Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals 

Stats Matches AUS Win  ENG Won N/R
Overall 20 10 8 2
At Dubai International  Cricket Stadium
In the last 5 matches 1 1 0
In T20 World Cup 2 1 1

STATS – T20

Total matches 65
Matches won batting first 34
Matches won bowling first 30
Average 1st Inns scores 143
Average 2nd Inns scores 123
Highest total recorded 211/3 (20 Ov) by SL vs PAK
Lowest total recorded 55/10 (14.2 Ov) by WI vs ENG
Highest score chased 183/5 (19.4 Ov) by AFG vs UAE
Lowest score defended 134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK

Toss Prediction for the 26th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

The team winning the toss is likely to bowl first.

Predicted Scores for the 26th match of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

Team 1st batting 2nd batting
England 150-160 140-150
Australia 150-170 130-150

(Players’ form)

Australia: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
David Warner 2 79 39.5
Aaron Finch 2 37 18.5
Steve Smith 2 63 63
Marcus Stoinis 2 40 40
Glenn Maxwell 2 23 11.5

Who will score the most runs for Australia in the match: David Warner or Aaron Finch 

Bowling: 

Players Matches Wickets Average
Adam Zampa 2 4 8.25
Mitchell Starc 2 4 14.75
Pat Cummins 2 3 17.00
Josh Hazlewood 2 2 22.50
Glenn Maxwell 2 1 40.00

Who will pick the most wickets for Australia in the match: Adam Zampa or Mitchell Starc 

England: 

  • Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Jason Roy 2 72 36
Jos Buttler 2 42 42
Dawid Malan 2 28
Jonny Bairstow 2 17 17
Eoin Morgan 2 7 7

Who will score the most runs for Australia in the match: Jos Buttler or Jason Roy 

  • Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Tymal Mills 2 5
Adil Rashid 2 4
Moeen Ali 2 4
Chris Woakes 2 2
Liam Livingstone 2 2
Chris Jordan 2 1

Who will pick the most wickets for Australia in the match: Tymal Mills or Adil Rashid