Date & Time: Tuesday, September 08, 22:30 IST
Well, it has been a perfect series for the cricket fans, who are waiting for a long time because of the deadly virus in the world. Both England and Australia delivered what fans have expected from the duo and they are once again locking horns for the final time in this format.
England have already won the series and they are now the no.1 ranked T20I side. The team has performed really well as a unit and they will have to win this game to retain their no. 1 ranking. The team will definitely miss the services of Jos Buttler in this game who has gone for a couple of days off but still, they have some great T20 players in their ranks.
On the other hand, Australia will be looking to salvage some pride with a win on Tuesday, with Jos Buttler’s absence helping their cause. But such is England’s depth that they can call up the likes of Tom Banton and Sam Billings to do their bidding.
All in all, both teams look evenly matched on paper with nothing much to separate the two sides. With both teams looking to end the T20I leg on a high, we should be in for another nail-biting finish at the Rose Bowl.
Well, Eoin Morgan of England gave a hint saying that they would be playing their first side team to make it a whitewash. However, they have one forced change with Jos Buttler staying out for this game because of his personal reasons. This certainly gives England a chance to try Sam Billings and move Tom Banton to the top order.
Meanwhile, Australia might try their resources like Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh, who had a fantastic BBL last season. Further, there is a good chance of tweaking their bowling lineup to put Cummins and Starc fresh for the ODI series.
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey/Wade, Marcus Stoinis/Marsh, Aston Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson/Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran/Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
The same pitch is going to be used for the final game as well. It certainly means that batsmen are going to have yet another tough day at the office. With spongy bounce on offer, batsmen need to be very careful with their shots and also need to respect spinners, who are yielding turn from the wicket. It looks like we are in for another 150-160 kind of game tonight.
Finch has got brilliant stats at this venue and also got decent 40’s to his name in the ongoing series. He has been fantastic in the powerplay overs and also delivering against the spinners. He has got PPM of 59.5 in the tour and with an MDTA of 1.
Malan has been sensational in his limited T20 career so far. He learnt the art of batting according to the situation and doing his job to the perfection to make things fall in place. Malan has got PPM of 71 in this tour.
Surprisingly, Warner failed to make it happen in the last game but he started series on a fine note. Besides that, Warner carries exceptional stats in his kitty, which makes him a must-have player for this contest.
Without any second thoughts, one should have Glenn Maxwell on their side. Despite failing with the bat in the last couple of games, he has got brilliant stats to his name. We expect him to come good today, especially, after looking at his numbers in the recent past.
Morgan is our big bet player tonight, especially, after Jos Buttler decided to stay away. Morgan will have the burden to play well and expected to bat at number 4. Going by his stats and ability to turn the game with his big knocks, we chose him as our big bet tonight.
Zampa is our notable miss for this clash. Despite having stats to his name, Zampa looked bit ordinary in this series so far. With a lot of good options available in the plate, we decided to leave him for this contest.