Pitch: The surface wasn’t a road for the opening game with free-flowing strokeplay not easy from the outset. It made the quality of Malan’s innings stand out and also David’s striking. The weather forecast isn’t promising with heavy rain set to sweep through the capital, although there remains some hope that it will clear through in time for the game. There shouldn’t be problems with drainage.
Australia vs England 3rd T20I Highlights today, Friday 14-10-2022. 3rd T20I (N), Manuka Oval, Canberra, England tour of Australia 2022.
Toss: Australia chose to field.
Aaron Finch: “We’ve got to get better at chasing. It’s been something that over the last little period we’ve stumbled a few times. We still think it’s the right call on this wicket. All the stats suggest that it is. Steve Smith comes in for Davey. Myself and Glenn Maxwell will open today. Maxy’s record is as good as anyone’s who has played the game. We back him to be able to take it on in the powerplay.”
Jos Buttler: “We’d have liked to have bowled purely because we batted first in the previous two. Mark Wood and Chris Woakes come in for Sam Curran and Chris Jordan. We want to try and raise the level of intensity again. We see this as an independent challenge.”
Australia team: 1 Glenn Maxwell, 2 Aaron Finch (capt), 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood
England team: 1 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Chris Woakes, 8 David Willey, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Reece Topley
Head to Head In T20I’s: 22
Australia Won: 10
England Won: 11
Australia T20I Rankings: 6th
England T20I Rankings: 2nd
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 8:10 AM GMT | 4:10 PM Local
Umpires – Donovan Koch, Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire – Phillip Gillespie
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Shawn Craig
Match number – T20I no. 1820