Australia commenced the Twenty20 series against England on a high note by defeating the visitors in the first one and will anticipate a clean sweep. England has performed reasonably well but fell short of 13 runs in the end and their team is capable of bouncing back in the shortest form of cricket. 39 years old and highest T20 runscroer Brad Hodge has been recalled in Australian squad to replace Moises Henriques.
Cameron White sparkled in the opening game whereas Aaron Finch is enjoying a great form and their skipper, George Bailey, will be a different batsman in the next game.
Ravi Bopara almost took the visitors to the victory stand in the first T20 and will continue his rhythm. Eoin Morgan was dismissed cheaply in the previous game but is capable of doing miracles whereas the willow of Alex Hales can do the wonders.
Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 08:35 GMT /19:35 local at Melbourne Cricket Ground
Partly cloudy with temperature around 16-28ᵒ C
Team winning the toss will opt for batting
A perfect pitch for the T20 game and the crowd will enjoy watching batsmen at their best.
Australia – George Bailey (captain), Cameron White, Aaron Finch, Daniel Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Cutting, James Faulkner, Brad Hodge, Josh Hazlewood, Glenn Maxwell, Chris Lynn, James Muirhead, Mitchell Starc, Mtthew Wade.
England – Stuart Broad (captain), Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Luke Wright.
The Kangaroos will most likely win the encounter