David Millns(England, TV), Martin Saggers(England), Alex Wharf(England)
The pitch at The Ageas Bowl has been equally helpful to the batsmen and the bowlers. In the last T20I match played at this venue, England beat South Africa by nine wickets. Anything above 160 would be a par score on this ground.
There is a 40% chance of rain in Southampton on Friday evening. The temperature will stay around 16 degrees Celsius, while the wind speed is expected to be around 12 kmph.
Australia might be a bit rusty as they will be playing their first match after the lockdown and therefore England will be looking to exploit this advantage to full effect. That being said, the Australian top-order is dangerous and if English bowlers don't make early inroads, then it can be a long 20 overs.
Last 5 Head To Head
The third foreign team to land on the British shores to play a series in a post-Corona world. So far, England have had it rathere easy against West Indies and Pakistan, the real test of the famed English batting line-up will take place here against their arch-rivals.