England will lock horns with Australia in a all-new format — the shortest format — Twenty20 International (T20I) at Southampton on Thursday.
Stuart Broad will lead England outfit and will be eager to take an early lead in the series. Australia captain George Bailey will expect to start the visitor’s campaign with a win after England completely outplayed them in the Ashes 2013.
The look of the sides has changed a little bit. One hopes the contest is engrossing.
England: Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Luke Wright, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Stuart Broad (c), Steven Finn, Danny Briggs, Jade Dernbach.
Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson, Aaron Finch, George Bailey (c), Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Fawad Ahmed, Josh Hazlewood.