T20 international – Australia v England, MCG – Preview & Tips

Australia v England

Gillette International Series

Game 3: Australia v England, MCG

 Saturday, February 10: 7.20pm AEDT

 SportsBet odds: Australia $1.67 England $2.22

Betting Top 10 Australia Best Bets: We’re backing Aussie Skipper, David Warner, to bust his form slump and be top run scorer for Australia at $3.75, and fellow skipper, Eoin Morgan, to top score for the visitors at $6.00. All odds with SportsBet.

England: England were not far off the mark in Hobart and if not for the disputed Jason Roy eventual no-catch off the bat of match-winner, Glenn Maxwell, it could have been a far different result. England were extremely wasteful, failing to capitalise on an excellent start of 1 for 60 after six overs. The resultant middle order collapse must be of concern. Expect some changes in the England batting order at the MCG. David Willey must be put up the order to fully exploit his explosive six-hitting skills.

A professional England bowling unit, superbly led by leg-spinner Adil Rashid and a nice opening spell by David Willey were simply out-gunned by Maxwell’s pyrotechnics. Left-arm spinner Liam Dawson maybe drafted into the side for MCG to break up the ‘sameness’ of the English seam attack.

Australia: Glenn Maxwell, ‘The Big Show’ lived up to his moniker on Wednesday night in Hobart playing the kind of match-winning innings that mere mortals can only dream about.

Coming in, in the first over of the chase, at 2-4, Maxwell blazed away for 58 balls, finishing with 103, 10 fours and four maximums, following 3 for 10 with the ball in England’s innings.

Maxwell stood with arms aloft after leading Australia home by five wickets, bringing up his century off the final ball of the innings with a six off Mark Wood.

He can’t do it again on his home patch at the MCG, surely? Or can he?

Betting Top 10 Australia’s Tip: The slower MCG pitch could be more to England’s liking and expect the contest to be closer than Wednesday’s match in Hobart. The Aussies to win. Perhaps. By a whisker.

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