The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 has kicked off in Australia and has already produced some unexpected upsets. Firstly, it was the minnows Namibia who beat Asia Cup 2022 champions Sri Lanka in the first match of the qualifier stage and shocked everyone.
Next, it was the turn of Scotland and Ireland as they beat the two-time T20 World Cup champions the West Indies, thereby ending their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign. Hosts Australia suffered a horrible start to their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign, as they were beaten by a spirited New Zealand side by 89 runs in their first group stage match on the 22nd of October.
Subsequently, England won the first match of their World Cup campaign. But they had to face strong resistance against the resilient Afghanistan bowlers while chasing a low score of 112.
In one of the most awaited encounters in Group A, England will face the hosts and the defending champions Australia on October 28th at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Even though Australia being the hosts will go as the favorites for the match, England will have the upper hand, considering they beat Australia in a three-match T20I series a few weeks back.
But hosts Australia will look to bounce back after their shock defeat against New Zealand in their first match of the T20 World Cup 2022 campaign. To know more about match prediction and betting odds, read our complete guide for the epic Australia vs England clash.
Australia vs England T20 World Cup encounters
Both teams have won two T20 World Cups each. England won it way back in 2010 in the West Indies. They beat Australia by 7 wickets in a pretty one-sided match, thanks to an epic chase led by the wicket-keeper batsman Craig Keiswetter and star batsman Kevin Pietersen.
Australia, however, won the T20 World Cup only in 2021 in the UAE, after they beat New Zealand in the final by 8 wickets. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh and opener David Warner were the stars of the match, as they chased down New Zealand’s total of 172/4 comfortably in the end.
Subsequently, England and Australia have faced each other three times in the T20 World cups. Out of which England has won twice, while Australia has won just once.
Australia vs England Match Prediction
Australia vs England cricket rivalry is at least a century-old rivalry. The two teams hate losing each other. In addition, there is never a dull moment in a cricket game that involves England and Australia.
According to one of the world’s largest online betting websites Betway, England along with India are the favorites to win the T20 World Cup 2021 in Australia. England has winning odds of 3.50 on Betway, while Australia is the fourth favorite to defend their title with the winning odds of 6.00.
The English team would certainly have an upper hand over Australia. It is because they beat Australia in a three-match T20I series by 2-1, a few weeks ago. The Australian middle order is looking fragile, with players like skipper Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, and Marcus Stoinis looking out of touch with the bat.
Meanwhile, England with the likes of Jos Buttler, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, and Alex Hales have looked like the most impressive batting side in the tournament. With the return of Mark Wood, their bowling lineup has become more rock solid than ever.
Australia vs England Betting Odds
England is the favorite to win the T20 World Cup 2022 among the bookies. According to Betway, they share the same winning odds as India with 3.50. Australia is the fourth favorite with a betting odd of 6.00. Hence, they will certainly not start as the favorites to win against England in their group-stage match.
In addition, T20 cricket is full of uncertainties. Australia was not the favorite to win the T20 World Cup 2021 title in UAE last year. But they surprised everyone with their performance and eventually won the title.
Before facing England, they will be facing Sri Lanka in a must-win game, after being surprisingly beaten by New Zealand in their first group-stage game.
Australia group stage matches Schedule
|Australia vs New Zealand||22/10/2022||New Zealand won by 89 runs|
|Australia vs Sri Lanka||25/10/2022||N/A|
|Australia vs England||28/10/2022||N/A|
|Australia vs Ireland||31/10/2022||N/A|
|Australia vs Afghanistan||04/11/2022||N/A|