Australia are in grave danger of losing a fifth successive T20 international series after going 2-0 down in the five-match series against Bangladesh following another poor batting effort in Dhaka which saw them beaten by five wickets.
These are five players to watch in the T20 between England and Australia, which will be a ripper of a series.
Tom Banton (England)
This young kid is a genuine star and looked the goods in the Big Bash. It will be great to see how he goes against the top bowlers of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc. if he has a successful series could be a mainstay for the English squad.
Furthermore, if lives up to the hype a Test call up could be coming his way.
Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
After a long exodus from playing cricket, it will be great to see how the “Big Show” goes. He has play well in the tour matches with a century and will be key to Australia winning the series.
His explosive batting and his excellent fielding will be much needed and this series is important for his cricketing career.
Chris Jordan (England)
Another long-awaited return to the England side, Jordan has an excellent slower ball and yorker which is key in the death overs where he is known to dominate. Jordan will be important to England in this series as a key opening bowler and coming back later.
He is someone to watch due to his top bowling in the Big Bash earlier this year.
Riley Meredith (Australia)
A young kid with raw pace could be the next big find from this series and was great in the Big Bash. The Tasmanian has taken 27 wickets from 21 innings in the big bash and made batsmen scared.
He is one to watch with his raw pace and is known to trouble quality batsmen, so by having him in the side will be a great pick up. Furthermore, he will give the top English T20 bats a jump and if he impresses a one-day call up is possible.
Daniel Sams (Australia)
Finally, Sams was given his opportunity and hopefully goes well. He is a very experienced fast bowler and has an excellent slower ball which is crucial in death overs. Sams deserves this call-up, and I can’t wait to see how he goes on the international scene.