Pitch and weather: The MCG’s surface proved zippy in the damp on Wednesday, and overall is a far cry from the range of stodgy drop-in pitches that had given cricket there a bad name in recent years. Either way, the decisive factor is threatening once again to come from overhead. More grim weather is in store, and this may be another case of shower-dodging and DLS bargaining.
England vs Australia Highlights today. 26th Match, Group 1 (N), Melbourne Cricket Ground, Friday 28-10-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
England team: 1 Jos Buttler (capt & wk), 2 Alex Hales / Phil Salt, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Harry Brook, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 Chris Woakes, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood.
Australia team: 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Mitchell Marsh, 4 Glenn Maxwell, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Tim David, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 23
England Won: 11
Australia Won: 10
England T20I Rankings: 2nd
Australia T20I Rankings: 6th
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 08:00 AM GMT | 07:00 PM Local
Umpires – Chris Brown, Joel Wilson
TV Umpire – Adrian Holdstock
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Aleem Dar
Match number – T20I no. 1851
Match abandoned without a ball bowled.