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Jos Buttler Asks Australia To Face Wood, Archer First In Barbados; Pat Cummins Returns

Buttler and Co won the toss (X.com)
Buttler and Co won the toss (X.com)

In the 17th Match of the T20 World Cup 2024 between Australia and England at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday, Jos Buttler and Co won the toss and opted to field first.

AUS vs ENG: Playing XIs

England Playing XI: Jos Buttler (c and wk), Philip Salt, Will Jacks, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Australia Playing XI : David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

AUS vs ENG: Pitch Report by Nasser Hussain and Matthew Hayden

Nasser: "Well, it is hot out in the middle, but there is a nice breeze blowing across the ground, and that breeze is vital today. I think it will be a factor. It's the strongest wind we've had at this ground this week, and it's blowing in the direction of the short boundary: 53 and 58 meters hitting downwind and 74 meters at deep midwicket hitting into the breeze."

Hayden: "To me, it's very similar to the others. There's quite a bit of movement in these tracks in particular, and it happens at both ends, so it won't necessarily favor one side or the other. Spin is going to be a factor, and I think it's going to be a bit of a battle. The average score here in the first innings has been around 143, but it's not going to be a 180-190 plus wicket."

AUS vs ENG: Captains' Thoughts

Mitchell Marsh (Australia Captain): "We would have bowled first. I think we should get a read on the conditions first, but hopefully, we can post a good total. Yeah, it's a big incentive for every team that's here. Everyone has come here to win this tournament. We start today; we're going to get past England, and it's going to be a great game. We've got a lot of experienced players that I'll lean on throughout this tournament and a great coaching staff. It's been great. Yeah, one change for us, Patty (Pat Cummins) comes in for Nathan Ellis."

Jos Buttler (England Captain): "We want to bowl first. A little bit unsure about what to do, really. Short boundaries and the wind will be the factor. Want to use that to our advantage later on, so bowling first. Playing Australia is a special thing that too in Barbados. Always a pleasure playing them here. Really excited for today. We have played well against Australia in the recent past. They are a great team. We are going with the same team for today. We have a great bunch of guys in the set-up."