England vs Australia Match Details
- England suffered a loss against Ireland in their most recent T20 World Cup match by five runs.
- Australia recorded their first victory on Tuesday by hammering Sri Lanka by seven wickets.
- The two teams last faced each other in a three-match T20I series earlier this month that ended with England winning by 2-0.
One of the most exciting clashes of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday as Australia will take on arch-rivals England. The two teams have had similar journeys in the T20 extravaganza so far with a loss and win each under their name.
England started the competition on a high note by defeating Afghanistan by five wickets. It was a one-sided affair as the Englishmen chased 113 runs within 18.1 overs. However, the team failed to make the same impact in the second game against Ireland. Rain was the main culprit behind England’s loss. In reply to Ireland’s 157, the team scored 105 runs in 14.3 overs after losing five wickets. Following that, the play was not possible because of rainfall and thus Ireland won by five runs due to the DLS method.
Coming to Australia, they faced a major setback in the form of an 89-run defeat against New Zealand in the curtain-raiser. The host posted only 111 runs while following a score of 201 runs. However, they redeemed themselves against Sri Lanka by chasing 158 runs in 16.3 overs to record a win by seven wickets.
The two teams are expected to fight tooth and nail on Friday to avoid their second defeat in the T20 tournament.