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.
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.
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
Teams Head to Head Records: T20 Internationals
|Stats||Matches||AUS Win||ENG Won||N/R|
|At Dubai International Cricket Stadium||–||–||–||–|
|In the last 5 matches||1||1||0||–|
|In T20 World Cup||2||1||1||–|
STATS – T20
|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|
Who will score the most runs for Australia in the match: David Warner or Aaron Finch
Who will pick the most wickets for Australia in the match: Adam Zampa or Mitchell Starc
Who will score the most runs for Australia in the match: Jos Buttler or Jason Roy