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England vs Australia LIVE: T20 World Cup latest score and updates from Barbados



England take on Australia in the Cricket World Cup on Saturday (Getty Images)

England take on Australia in their second match of the T20 World Cup after their opener against Scotland was washed out in Barbados.

The old rivalry between the two nations, which came to a head during the Ashes last summer, will be reignited when they face each other at the Kensington Oval.

England went into the tournament as the defending champions, but their first match was not one they or the tournament would have wanted. Just 10 overs were possible and everyone was left frustrated, including those in red who had two of their four warm up games on home soil washed out without a ball being bowled.

Australia’s preparations have been a bit smoother, they arrived in the Caribbean when England were still facing rain delays at home, but had to use some of their coaching staff to make up numbers in warm-up matches.

Follow all the live action from the T20 World Cup match in the blog below


Australia 3-0 (1) Head 3, Warner 0, Ali 0-3 (1)

Head defends the first ball out into the covers, and it could be a clever move from Buttler to take the pace off.

They do score the first run the next ball but just along the ground for two, and the next is tamely played straight back to Ali for a dot ball.

Cries of ‘oooh’ as Head goes back to a ball that grips and bounces past the bat but over the stumps and into Buttler’s gloves.

A very good start for England, just three runs from the first over.

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For all that talk of pace, Moeen Ali is just going through some warm up deliveries and is preparing to bowl first to Travis Head.

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England have just had their pre-game huddle after the anthems and the match is about to get underway.

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The players will come out on to the field to start the match in just five minutes’ time.

There will be some explosive firepower from England on display at the start of the innings as Mark Wood and Jofra Archer prepare to open against Travis Head and David Warner.

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This could be the final outing of a historic rivalry between David Warner and England.

The Australian opener played his last Ashes Test last summer, his last 50-over World Cup in the Autumn and this will be his final international tournament.

David Warner is cricket’s pantomime villain. England fans love to hate him, and even Australians are not in agreement over what they think of the left-handed opener.

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England win the toss and elect to bowl

Mitchell Marsh said Australia would also have chosen to bowl first.

The Australian captain adds: “It’s a great team, we’ve got a lot of experience.

Australia have made one change however with Pat Cummins coming in for Nathan Ellis.

Sonia Twigg8 June 2024 17:35


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Mitchell Marsh tosses the coin high and away from where the captains were gathered, and Jos Buttler wins the toss and chooses to bowl first.

On the Scotland game: “I think there was a couple of little areas we can catch up on, in the field we pride ourselves on our intensity.”

England are unchanged, Reece Topley misses out again.

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The toss will take place in just a few minutes

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