Host England will be looking to continue their decent form after leveling the three-match T20I series against Pakistan. Pacer Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and wicket-keeper Jos Buttler make their return to the ODI and T20I squads for series against Australia. Ben Stokes will not be available as he is in New Zealand due to his father’s illness.
Joe Denly and Saqib Mahmood have been dropped as selectors decided to pick full-strength squad for the three-match T20I series against Australia.
England will rue the fact that they should won the T20I series against Pakistan and will be looking to better against Aaron Finch’s Australia team.
On the other hand, Australia have named 21-member squad for the England tour. Aaron Finch will lead the side for the three-match T20I series. Uncapped trio of Josh Phillipe, Daniel Sams and Riley Meredith have earned their maiden call-ups to the T20 squad after doing exceedingly well in the last year’s Big Bash League.
Here are some of the important stats related to England vs Australia 2020 T20I series which are mentioned below:
16 T20I matches have been played between England and Australia till now. Australia have dominated the proceedings with nine victories to their name. On the other hand, England have come out on top only on six occasions.
7 wickets needed by Australian quick Mitchell Starc to complete 50 wickets in T20 format. Left-arm quick currently has claimed 43 wickets in 31 games at an average of 18.65.
7 wickets needed by England Leg-spinner Adil Rashid to complete 50 wickets in T20 internationals. Rashid currently has claimed 43 wickets in 46 games at an average of 27.23.
11 runs required by Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch to complete 2000 runs in T20 internationals. Finch has scored 1989 run in 61 T20I matches at an average of 38.25 with 2 centuries and 12 fifties to his name.
229 runs needed by England opening batsman Jonny Bairstow to complete 1000 runs in the T20 internationals. Bairstow has scored 771 run in 40 T20I games with four half-centuries to his name.
75 runs needed by Australian opener Aaron Finch to complete 500 runs against England in the T20 format. Finch currently has scored 425 runs in nine T20 matches at an splendid average of 70.83 with one century and three half-centuries to his name.