A down and out Australia will look to end their torrid tour of England on a high in the day/night one-off T20 at Birmingham on Wednesday.
The Aussies were completely thrashed by England 5-0 in the one-dayers, but Australia would like to believe that their better T20 record will give them hope.
Australia had a chance to avoid a whitewash in the final ODI, but Jos Buttler played one of the great ODI knocks to give England a 5-0 triumph. While a T20 win wouldn’t make much of a difference to the series, Australia would still be keen to end the tour on a high.
Australia had beaten England and New Zealand in the T20 tri-series earlier. Aaron Finch had a poor ODI series, but having taken over as captain for the T20, he will be keen to make an impact. It remains to be seen whether Glenn Maxwell will recover from shoulder injury in time.
As for England, it is clear now that the unbelievably in-form Jos Buttler will open the innings in the T20 at Birmingham. Alex Hales, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will also look to continue their great batting form.
England (Likely XI): Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, David Willey
Australia (Likely XI): Aaron Finch (capt), D’Arcy Short, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Alex Carey (wk), Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis, Kane Richardson, Andrew Tye, Billy Stanlake