2nd T20I – 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Australia is expected to win this match and level the series.

David Warner
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Match Details:

The 2nd game of the 3-match T20I series between England and Australia will be played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

The match starts at 02:15 PM local time (06:45 PM IST) (01:15 PM UTC). This match can be viewed on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. It will be live-streamed on the Sony Liv app.

Preview:

After the humdinger of a game in the first T20I, England and Australia get ready to face each other once again at the same venue on Sunday for the 2nd T20I. The Aussies have themselves to blame for the loss in the last match. After their top-order fell, the middle order was completely exposed and they failed to pull off what should have been an easy chase.

England would be proud of their performance and will be high on confidence. They’d like to win the second T20I as well and seal the series. However, Australia will definitely not let things slip out of their hands so easily. They are expected to put up a tough fight and level the series.


Weather Report

It will be typical English weather on Sunday afternoon in Southampton. It won’t be too hot, the skies will be cloudy and the chances of precipitation are quite low.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Even though the pitch here is decent enough for batting, batsmen should be careful with their shot selection. The spinners might get some purchase out of the track.

Average first innings score: 173 (Last four T20Is played at this venue)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tied – 0


Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

England:

Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Tom Curran.

Bench: Joe Denly, Sam Curran, Sam Billings.

Australia:

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

Bench: Matthew Wade, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Marsh, Daniel Sams, Josh Philippe, Matthew Wade, Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Riley Meredith, Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye.

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Top Picks:

Jos Buttler didn’t have a great start in T20Is this year. But in the last match, he looked to be in brilliant form. He was timing the ball sweetly and also scored 44 off 29 balls.

Jonny Bairstow missed out in the last game but he is the second-highest run-scorer for England in T20Is this year with 176 runs in 7 matches.

Ashton Agar picked up two wickets in the last game and scored 4 runs with the bat.

Kane Richardson bowled just three overs with the ball in the last match but he picked up two wickets with an economy rate of 4.3.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Aaron Finch, David Warner, Eoin Morgan

Vice-Captain Options – Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jos Buttler

Batters – Dawid Malan (vc), Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, David Warner

All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar

12th Man – Marcus Stoinis

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Jos Buttler (vc)

Batters – Eoin Morgan, Tom Banton, Dawid Malan, Aaron Finch, David Warner (c)

All-Rounders – Moeen Ali, Glenn Maxwell

Bowlers – Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc

12th Man – Adil Rashid

(Note: Players with 9 credits or less can only be chosen as the 12th man. This feature will only come into play if one of 11 players of your team is not the part of the playing XI.)


Expert Advice:

Jonny Bairstow can score big and has also been in fine touch. However, he hasn’t been able to convert his starts. If you wish, you can pick him in one of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.

Also, having spinners in your team is advantageous as the pitch could slow down further.

Probable Winners:

Australia is expected to win this match and level the series.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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