“Looks like a really good wicket, nice wicket to chase on,” says Aaron Finch. “We’ve had a few good intense hit-outs, looking forward to getting into it. The guys have done the basics well, it’s about putting out your best XI as often as possible.” Australia’s last match was March 13. Gosh
Eoin Morgan plays four quicks and Moeen Ali. Dawid Malan in at 3, Banton at 4, and Morgan at 5. Interesting. Looks like Sam Billings has been squeezed out.
“We have a lot of strength in depth in the top three positions which is a great headache to have. A lot of positives to take [from Pakistan series]. Nothing replicates actual game-time.”
Watch Eng v Aus 1st T20I Highlights today – 1st T20I (N), Australia tour of England from The Rose Bowl, Southampton Friday, 04-09-2020.
Australia won the toss and elected to field first.
England team: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Tom Banton, 5 Eoin Morgan (capt), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Tom Curran, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood.
Australia team: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Alex Carey (wk), 7 Ashton Agar, 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Kane Richardson, 11 Adam Zampa.
Match Timings: 17:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Martin Saggers, Alex Wharf
TV Umpires – David Millns
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Mike Burns
Match number – T20I no. 1095