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ENG vs AUS: Three Key Player Battles To Watch Out For


ENG vs AUS: In the 17th game of the 2024 T20 World Cup, fierce rivals Australia (AUS) and England (ENG) will go up against each other in a highly intense encounter. This game will be played at the Kensington Oval Stadium of Bridgetown, Barbados and we can anticipate a high – octane contest as well known players from both teams will be eager to showcase their best display on the biggest stage of World Cricket.

England’s opening match against Scotland got washed out due to rain and they have to win this upcoming game against Australia if they want to keep themselves alive in the race of qualifying for the Super 8. The Kangaroos on the other hand would be eager to win their second consecutive match after defeating Oman in their first game of the tournament. 

So, it’s going to be a huge game for both sides and ahead of this highly exciting match, let’s take a look at three important player battles which might play a crucial role in deciding the outcome of the encounter between Australia (AUS) and England (ENG). 

AUS vs ENG: Three Important Player Battles To Watch Out For:

1. Jofra Archer vs David Warner

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The battle between England’s best fast bowler Jofra Archer and Australia’s best T20i batter David Warner will be a really exciting and interesting one and it’s surely one to watch out for. 

Archer has bowled just 12 deliveries to the Aussie opener in their head to head battle, but he has managed to dismiss him two times. David on the other hand has struggled against the sheer pace and accurate bowling of Archer as he has managed to score just a mere 12 runs against him at a really poor strike rate of just 100. When you consider the kind of standard Warner has set over the years, this one is a really embarrassing one for him. 

Warner will play a really crucial role in Australia’s hopes of defeating England and he would like to improve his record against Archer as well while the English seamer would be looking to get the better of the Southpaw once again. 

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2. Adil Rashid vs Glenn Maxwell

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England’s Adil Rashid is currently the world’s number one T20 International bowler and he will be up against the hard hitting all rounder of the Kangaroos – Glenn Maxwell. 

The battle between Rashid and Maxwell has been a pretty good one wherein the Aussie all rounder has smashed 72 runs in just 44 deliveries against the English leggie at a strike rate of 163.6 with an average of 36. Rashid on the other hand has managed to dismiss the 35 year old on two different occasions. 

While the stats show that Maxwell has the upper hand against the leggie, the case might be different at the Kensington Oval Stadium of Barbados considering the slow nature of the pitch. If Australia are asked to chase by the 2022 winners, then Mitchell Marsh and his men will have a hard time out there in the middle as it’s not easy to bat at the Kensington Oval in the second innings. 

Maxwell has been struggling with form since the start of IPL 2024 and Rashid would like to take full advantage of the all rounder’s poor form by dismissing him for the third time in T20 Internationals. 

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3. Mitchell Starc vs Jos Buttler

ENG vs AUS: Three Key Player Battles To Watch Out For
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Mitchell Starc and Jos Buttler are considered as two of the best T20i players in Modern Day Cricket and the battle between these two game changing players will be a really important one in the upcoming Australia (AUS) vs England (ENG) encounter. 

England’s white ball captain has had the upper hand in the head to head battle so far as he has scored 65 runs in 37 deliveries at an impressive strike rate of 175.7 with a healthy average of 65. Starc has managed to dismiss Buttler just once in T20i Cricket which goes on to show how dominant the English skipper has been against the pacer. 

But, Starc is in a rich vein of form having performed exceptionally well with the ball in the playoffs of IPL 2024 and he picked up two scalps against Oman in Australia’s first game of the 2024 T20 World Cup and when Starc is in such good form, you just cannot rule him out and he will be eager to get the better of the English skipper with his raw speed and toe crushing yorkers. 

This battle is surely going to be a really important one and whoever wins in this battle will provide the early momentum to their respective team. 

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Aryan Thakur
Aryan, cricket lover, writes on ICC Cricket Schedule. His articles cover cricket news, match analysis, and fantasy cricket tips, entertaining and informing fans.

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