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Australia vs England T20 World Cup match: Weather update, squads, other details


A crucial game in Group 1 of Super 12 between traditional rivals England and Australia which is slated to take place later today can witness a disruption due to rain as the weather forecasts for Melbourne looks gloomy.

The Group 1 tie between Australia and England is crucial for both sides as the losing team would be all but eliminated.

The game is crucial for both Australia and England if they want to qualify for the next round. At present England is ranked third in the group 1 with 2 points and a net run rate(NRR) of +0.239 whereas Australia is placed fifth in the group with 2 points and a and a net run rate(NRR) of -1.555. Australia lost the first match against New Zealand but went on to win against Sri Lanka comprehensively. However, England won the first match against Afghanistan by five wickets but then Ireland stunned England in the second game which they lost by 5 runs (DLS method due to rain).

Australia vs England T20 World Cup match will be played in Melbourne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground(MCG) . The match will be broadcast on the Star Sports network (Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3).The match will be live streamed on Hotstar and will start at 1.30 pm IST.

Australia

Aaron Finch (capt), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins, Tim David, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa

England

Jos Buttler (capt), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Meanwhile, Afghanistan’s match against Ireland in the T20 World Cup was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to incessant rain at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here on Friday.

Persistent showers fell across the MCG for much of the day as ground staff kept the covers on and the toss could not be held as the pitch remained under wraps.

Play was eventually called off just after 4.30pm local time, with both Afghanistan and Ireland receiving one-point apiece to stay in contention for a semi-final berth.

The result pushed Ireland to second spot behind New Zealand on net run-rate as both teams have three points apiece with Ireland playing one match extra in Group 1 standings.

*With inputs from agencies

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