Australia vs. England in T20 & 5-Match ODI Series to Fetch Attention

August 25 02:15 2015

engNew Delhi, Tuesday, August 25 – England must have heaved a sigh of relief after finishing the Ashes by 3-2. The victory is huge given that this series is considered biggest in Australia and England.

Cricket rivalry fetches the attention, compelling many to turn up in the stadium or get glued to TV screens to see what all is going to happen between the two teams. The Test match series was full of interesting episodes; the host winning the first, losing the second, winning third and fourth consecutively and then getting defeated at the hands of the tourists in the last blow.

It was a series for Alastair Cook to gain confidence of the viewers who thought nothing much surprising is left in him that could save England’s future in cricket. On the other hand, it was not a dream end for Michael Clarke’s stint in the longest format as he failed to accumulate substantial runs needed to take Aussies on a strong spot at the time of need. His quick dismissals put pressure on his team but helped the opponents to capitalize the opportunity and ensure gaining grip in the contests.

But scenario couldn’t be same when the two teams meet in One-Day International matches and Only T20 International, which is to take place on August 31 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The key to success is going to opt for attacking mode in shortest format as the game is all about hitting boundaries and going for biggies. Many teams have even defended small totalin T20 matches so nothing can be said for sure what viewers will get to see in the next few weeks.

5-match ODI series is slated to be held at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, Lord’s in London, Old Trafford in Manchester and Headingley in Leeds. Since England are to make best use of the English conditions, challenges are not going to be any less for the Australian camp. Seriousness in the attitude of players may impart big role in letting them perform well on the crease as it is the performance that matters at the end. Forms may be good or bad but sometimes performing as a unit surprisingly changes all equation of the match.

With just a few days left for ODI and T20 games to kick off, both England and Australia are anticipated to put best foot forward. On one hand, the home side will look forward to repeat the winning story as like of the Test series once again, while the visitors will be keen to shift pressure on England that is only possible if all players do their bit and leave no room for making any mistake.

Many cricketers house the potential to write a different story of their own thanks to the potential housed by them. Eoin Morgan is to lead the squad which is made look strong because of Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Steven Finn, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Taylor and David Willey. Joe Root has been rested. This would be interesting to notice whether this decision affects England on any front or not.

Australia are expected to bounce back stronger as losing is what they hate, and that too, overseas. The men in yellow shirts are likely to give the host a tough challenge as the aim is to win and go back home with heads held high. Cricket being a sport full of uncertainty, audience watches all happenings on the field with sheer excitement. It would get clear after a certain span of time that what will be the strategies of both teams to stay ahead in some aspect as much as possible. As of now, the teams relax as this being imperative to reenergize and earn focus.