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England vs Australia 1st T20 Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - England backed against rusty Aussies

  • England host Australia at the Rose Bowl in the 1st T20 on Friday
  • England welcome back star players including Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer
  • Tom Banton was brilliant against Pakistan and will look to cement his place in the absence of Jason Roy
  • Australia haven’t played any T20 cricket since February 2020
  • David Warner will look to replicate his T20 form from earlier this year
Tom Banton
Tom Banton has been in prolific form for England and is backed to take rusty Aussie bowlers to the clearners (Getty Images)

England meet Australia in the 1st T20 of the three-match series at the Rose Bowl on Friday. Both squads are close to full strength but it is Australia’s lack of game time in recent months that gives England the edge.

England Form

England drew their most recent series 1-1 with Pakistan. The first T20 was rained out, England won the second but the visitors leveled matters in final T20.

Pakistan batted first in the 3rd T20 and scored 190 runs in their 20 overs. 

Tom Banton scored 46 runs to get England off to a fine start but those around him couldn’t get going. Moeen Ali smashed 61 runs but it was too little too late as England fell 5 runs short at Old Trafford.

England News

England have strengthened their squad with Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood returning to the squad. They are all three likely to feature in the opening T20. 

Opening batsman Jason Roy remains out injured.

Australia Form

Australia have won nine of their last 10 completed T20 matches with their last series ending in a 2-1 victory over South Africa in January 2020. Due to the pandemic that was the last time Australia played T20 cricket.

With the series tied at 1-1 Australia smashed their way to 193 runs batting first at Newlands. David Warner scored 57 runs while Aaron Finch contributed 55 runs. The Aussies bowled South Africa out for a meager 96 runs to win by 97 runs.

Having spent six months with no T20 cricket, Australia can be expected to be a bit rusty in the opening fixture.

Australia News

Australia arrive in England a full strength squad and will likely go with their best side to start the series. 

Youngsters Riley Meredith, Josh Philippe and Daniel Sams will most probably only get a run later in the tour.

England vs Australia Head to Head

Australia hold a 3-2 advantage over England in their last five T20 matches. England won their last meeting by 28 runs at Edgebaston in 2018.

England vs Australia Odds

England are priced at 1.72 to win with Australia at 2.10. 

Jos Buttler is the favourite to be England’s best batsman at 3.50 while Aaron Finch and David Warner are both paying 3.75 in the same market for Australia.

England vs Australia Match Up

Lack of game time will be Australia’s biggest concern heading into the 1st T20 but they have an experienced squad to call upon. 

England’s weakness in the last series was their bowling but that should improve with Sam Curran, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood back in the squad.

England vs Australia Stats

  • England have won 5 of their last 7 T20 matches.
  • England’s Tom Banton has scored 71, 20 and 46 runs in his last 3 T20 innings.
  • Australia haven’t played T20 cricket for 6 months.
  • Australia’s David Warner has scored 57 & 67 runs in his last 2 T20 innings.

England vs Australia

Where can you watch England vs Australia live stream online?

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Where is the England vs Australia 1st T20 match being played?

The England vs Australia 1st T20 match is being played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

When is the England vs Australia 1st T20 match being played?

The England vs Australia 1st T20 match is being played on Friday 4 September 2020.



I'm backing England to win with Tom Banton keeping his superb form going. David Warner is tipped to be Australia's best batsman.

Best Bet: England Win Result @-138.89 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Banton Over 19.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @-120.48 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Best Australian Batsman Tip: David Warner Best Australian Batsman @275 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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