Australia will be without Steve Smith and David Warner but still the team can manage to win the match with its excellent batting skills. Even England is a great team when it comes to cricket, but Australia happens to be a better team in T20. It is presently ranked number two while England is fifth in the ICC 20 Twenty rankings.
England will try their best to win this game and climb up the ICC 20-20 ranking. That is what Eoin Morgan and the rest of the team will be hoping for. However, standing in their path is Tim Paine and the remaining Australian players.
The players of English team include Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, David Willey, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Sam Billings, Joe Root, Jake Ball, Mark Wood, and Tom Curran, and Jos Buttler, who will be keeping the wickets.
While Tim Paine is also a wicketkeeper, most probably Alex Carey will keep wickets so that Paine can focus on captaining. The other members of the Australian team include Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Lyon, Michael Neser, Travis Head, Ashton Agar, Marcus Stoinis, Billy Stanlake, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, and D’Arcy Short.
The Australian team has a strong bowling side and English team has strong bowling and batting strength. It will be difficult to beat the English team. Here are some reasons England will win the first ODI against Australia:
Extremely talented batting and bowling skills
England has plenty of batting option to fill any slot
Edgbaston is a happy hunting ground for the English side
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow will try to give their best
Jonny Bairstow, and Moeen Ali are good and consistent run-getters
Alex Hales will be looking to score as he is great with the bat as an opener
David Willey is capable of scoring vital runs down the order
Also, the team has great bowlers like Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett who will surely try to get early breakthroughs to restrict Australia