A glorious summer of cricket for Australia comes to an end in Sydney on Sunday night with a T20 international against England at ANZ Stadium. Australia are looking to complete a second whitewash of the tourists this summer, leading 2-0 in the T20 series after wins in Hobart and Melbourne.
The Aussies have outplayed England in all forms of the game this summer, inflicting heavy defeats in each series. The first T20 in Hobart was very competitive with both sides reaching 200 runs and the result not secured until the final over. However, England reverted back to form with an awful display with the bat in Melbourne, so they will hope to restore some pride at ANZ Stadium.
The short boundaries at Homebush could provide another run fest as was seen in Hobart. However, the surface is often slower on this pitch so batsmen need to be careful with their shot selection.
For England this represents the end of a long and arduous tour that has seen heavy defeats, shock retirements, and has now ultimately cost the test coach his job. As bad as it has been for England down under, the Barmy Army will be in full voice for this occasion.
All tickets include public transport to and from the stadium, including Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses in operation on the usual routes. Children under the age of 15 get free entry alongside a paying adult, however the complimentary tickets must be obtained in advance via Ticketek. Ticketholders also get entry to the women’s T20 International earlier in the day.
Sunday 2nd February, ANZ Stadium Homebush 19:30
Australia v England, T20 International