T20 World Cup 2022 ENG vs AUS Match Prediction: Who Will Take Most Number Of Wickets?
The Ashes rivals, England and Australia will meet in their Super 12 group match of the T20 World Cup 2022 and at the big stage, with a lot at stake. The exciting clash, which is crucial for both teams regarding their semi-finals chances, will be played in Melbourne on Friday.
The hosts Australia were given a shake-up by their trans-Tasman rivals, New Zealand, who thumped down Australia by 89 runs in the Super 12 opener. Australia also slipped against Sri Lanka - and with that their campaign was in trouble - in their run-chase before Marcus Stoinis bailed them out with thunderous innings.
The England team started the tournament on a positive note with a 5-wicket win over Afghanistan. However, they were brought back to earth by, surprisingly, continental rivals Ireland in a rain-curtailed match with Jos Buttler’s team falling short by only 5 runs after DLS intervened when rain ended the game prematurely.
ENG vs AUS predicted XIs
England predicted XI:
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan/Salt, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes/Jordan/Mills, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Australia predicted XI:
David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins/Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
ENG vs AUS pitch and weather report:
There are two games lined up for Thursday in Melbourne and both stand a chance to be affected by rain. There’s over 80% chance of rain.
In two completed matches so far at MCG, fast bowlers have enjoyed the pace and bounce off the surface, especially those who are able to hit the hard length and short length to trouble the batters. Batting, once again, is going to be a tough challenge in Melbourne
ENG vs AUS: Who Will Take Most Number Of Wickets?
We are predicting Mark Wood, who has 5 wickets in 2 matches, to take the most number of wickets in the ENG vs AUS match.
Mark Wood has been in red-hot form in the two matches so far in the competition. He’s fit and cranked up the pace clocking over and near 150 KPH regularly in his spells. He would want to ruffle a few Australian feathers and bounce out more batters.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, knowledge, and instinct of the writer. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.