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Australia vs England in T20 World Cup 2024, Preview, Time, Venue, Squads

The match will be played at Kensington Oval, Barbados

Australia vs England in T20 World Cup 2024, Preview, Time, Venue, Squads PHOTO: AFP

Australia and England are set to face off in a thrilling T20 World Cup 2024 encounter at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday, June 8. The match is slated to start at 10:00 PM PST.

Australia heads into this crucial match buoyed by a convincing victory against Oman in their opening game. Despite the absence of key players like Mitch Marsh, Cameron Green, and Pat Cummins, the team managed to secure a comfortable win by 24 runs. This victory has set a positive tone for the Kangaroos as they prepare to face their formidable rivals.

One of the major talking points for Australia is the potential exclusion of Glenn Maxwell from the playing XI. Maxwell, known for his explosive batting and handy off-spin, has been going through a tough patch, notably struggling in the IPL 2024 and getting out for a duck against Oman. The Australian camp might consider bringing in Cameron Green to replace him, adding both batting depth and a useful bowling option. Additionally, to strengthen their bowling attack, Pat Cummins could come in for Nathan Ellis.

As Australia readies for this high-stakes clash, all eyes will be on their batting lineup, particularly on the likes of David Warner and Marcus Stoinis, who have shown their capability to dismantle opposition bowlers with sheer power and precision.

England, the reigning T20 World Cup champions, had an anticlimactic start to their campaign with a rain-affected no-result against Scotland. The match, limited to just 10 overs, saw their bowlers struggling to make an impact as the Scottish openers capitalized on the shortened format. Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid, two of England's key bowlers, were particularly expensive, conceding over 50 runs collectively.

Heading into the match against Australia, England’s primary concern will be their bowling attack. The English bowlers will need to up their game significantly to contain Australia’s powerful batting lineup. The likes of Chris Woakes and Sam Curran will be crucial in dismantling Australia’s top order and setting the tone for the match.

Despite the rain-hit disappointment, England's batting lineup, featuring powerhouses like Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes, is known for its aggressive approach. They will be eager to get on the field and showcase their batting prowess against a challenging Australian side.

Squads:

Australia: Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa. Travelling Reserves: Jake Fraser-McGurk, Matt Short

England: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Mark Wood