Moeen is out for the toss, but Finch has won it and Australia will bowl – the third time he’s had the choice this series. “Hopefully under lights, it can skid on,” he says, “we’ll take that on and try to chase down a total.” Three changes for Australia, with David Warner, Pat Cummins and Alex Carey all sitting out.
In come Mitch Marsh, Josh Hazlewood, and Matthew Wade, who is set to open, with Stoinis carded at No. 3. First time leading England for Moeen. “It’s an honor to captain your country,” he says. “Hopefully I can use what I’ve learned under Morgs.” Billings and Denly are the two men coming in for Buttler and Morgan.
Watch Eng v Aus 3rd T20I Highlights today – 3rd T20I (N), Australia tour of England from The Rose Bowl, Southampton Tuesday, 08-09-2020.
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Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first.
England team: 1 Tom Banton, 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Sam Billings, 5 Moeen Ali (capt), 6 Joe Denly, 7 Tom Curran, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood.
Australia team: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 Matthew Wade (wk), 3 Marcus Stoinis, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Mitch Marsh, 7 Ashton Agar, 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Kane Richardson 10 Josh Hazlewood, 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. 1097