Australia will lock horns with England in the second T20 International (T20I) of the ongoing three-match series at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday.

The tourists are leading the battle following their thrilling victory in the opening game at Perth Stadium. England will be aiming to register another win to seal the deal.

Australia, on the other hand, have a do-or-die situation, with the hosts needing to win this contest in order to stay alive in the series.

Pitch report:

The track at Manuka Oval tends to assist bowlers, and a similar display is expected to take place in this game. The last international game held at this venue was between the hosts and Sri Lanka, where the Aussies won a low-scoring T20I.

Probable XIs:

Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

England: Jos Buttler (c & wk), Alex Hales, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Reece Topley/David Willey, Adil Rashid

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • Australia wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-45
  • England total: 150-160

Case 2:

  • England wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 45-50
  • Australia total: 160-170

Team batting second to win the contest.

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