Australia vs England 2nd T20 Highlights – Feb 7, 2018

Eng v Aus highlights today – Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series 2018 second match from Bellerive Oval, Hobart (Australia) Wednesday 7th February 2018. Australia already won a match against New Zealand at Sydney Cricket Ground, now they will play their second match against England. In Trans-Tasman Twenty20 Tri-Series 2018 first match Australia won by 7 wickets (with 21 balls remaining) (D/L method). AJ Tye took four wickets in thet match, B Stanlake took three, AC Agar and A Zampa these two took one wicket each of them. Captain and opener of the team DA Warner dismissed at 6, DJM Short scored just four runs, CA Lynn scored 44 runs off 38 balls and out, GJ Maxwell smashed 40 runs off 37 deliveries not out.

Australia won the toss and elected to field.

Australia team/playing XI
DA Warner, DJM Short, CA Lynn, GJ Maxwell, TM Head, MP Stoinis, AT Carey †, AC Agar, AJ Tye, KW Richardson, B Stanlake.

England team/playing XI
JJ Roy, AD Hales, DJ Malan, EJG Morgan (c), JC Buttler †, SW Billings, DJ Willey, AU Rashid, CJ Jordan, TK Curran, MA Wood.

Bellerive Oval, Hobart cricket ground pitch always produced lot of runs, total twenty/20 internationals had been played here. First in 2010 and second in 2014. The highest total of the venue is 213/4 scored by Australia against England in 2014, in reply England scored 200/9. Which means both teams are very strong at this venue, let’s hope today’s match will be a high scoring match.

Match Timings: 19.40 start, First Session 19.40-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.40

Hobart traditionally offers something for seam bowlers, though a T20 track is likely to be much flatter; Morgan said the pitch “looked completely different” on Tuesday to Monday and would likely change again come the start of the match, with a warm forecast for the day. The long straight boundaries may also encourage spin bowling. Alex Hales, Jason Roy and Chris Jordan are all expected to be fit after injury but Liam Plunkett is still working his way back from a hamstring strain suffered during the ODIs. England’s main dilemma is how to best deploy their resources: Sam Billings would strengthen the batting (and fielding), Tom Curran the bowling, while the uncapped Sam Curran offers a bit of both. Australia got off to a flying start against New Zealand on Saturday and there may be a temptation to stick with the same XI. Travis Head, fresh from leading Adelaide Strikers to the BBL title, is an option to bolster the batting.

Twenty20 Tri Series 2nd Match (N) Highlights

Umpires – Gerard Abood, Simon Fry
TV Umpires – Chris Brown
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Sam Nogajski
Match number – T20I no. 645