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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: England vs Australia 3rd T20I

Australia's Steve Smith is run out by England's Eoin Morgan
Australia's Steve Smith is run out by England's Eoin Morgan
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The last match of the 3-match T20I series between England and Australia will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

Live Scores - England v Australia 3rd T20I


It is frightening to think that without two of their frontline players in Jason Roy and Ben Stokes, England are strong enough to not only beat Australia, the top-ranked T20I side at the moment, but beat them by a comprehensive margin.

The T20 World Cup may be a fair way away but with the form which the ODI defending champions are demonstrating, they will certainly be one of the prime contenders for the title.

If England win this match as well, which should not be a surprise given their from, they will go to the top of the T20I rankings apart from registering a clean sweep over Australia.

As Eoin Morgan hinted after the second T20I, no changes are expected to England's playing XI. However, Buttler will miss the final match. There is a good chance then that Tom Banton, who has been struggling in the middle order, is promoted to open the batting.

Australia, too, would not gain much from a knee-jerk reaction at the defeat. Account their losses to their return following a 5-month break or just the lack of execution, the best that Australia can do is to back their players and provide them the confidence and the opportunities to click.

If there is any change, Riley Meredith is expected to come into the side in place of Mitchell Starc to bring some freshness in the visitors' ranks.

 Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

England - Jonny Bairstow (wk), Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid


Australia - Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - England

Who will win? – England

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Dawid Malan (England), Steve Smith (Australia)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jofra Archer (England), Kane Richardson (Australia)

Most Sixes – Tom Banton (England), David Warner (Australia)

Man of the Match –  Dawid Malan

Team Scores Batting first – England 190+, Australia 180+

 Match Handicap England 

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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