Australia and England: a historic meeting that cricket traditionalists have circled on their calendar 12 months out.
Except when it comes to T20.
Australia have lost their last five T20 series on the trot — including a 2-1 series loss to England in 2020.
While England are ranked No. 1 in the world in the shortest form of the game, Australia are down in sixth position.
However, if you bleed green and gold there is a silver lining, of sorts: historically, Australia lift against England, winning 10 of their 19 matches against the Old Enemy.
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It’s an improvement of mere percentage points better than their overall record, but it still counts.
The two nations meet in the Super 12 group stages of the T20 World Cup, with fellow powerhouse South Africa and the unpredictable West Indies also serving as obstacles to the business end of the World Cup.
Can Australia defy the rankings — or will England reaffirm themselves as the team to beat?
What channel is England vs. Australia on today?
- TV channel: Willow TV
- Live streams: ESPN+, Willow TV
ESPN+ will stream the England vs. Australia match, along with the full T20 World Cup schedule.
ESPN+ offers a subscription for $6.99 a month ($69.99 per year). Fans can also purchase The Disney Bundle, which allows access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu or $13.99/month (Hulu with ads) or $19.99/month (Hulu without ads).
Willow TV is a channel and streaming service solely dedicated to showing overseas cricket matches. They offer a $9.99/month or $60/year subscription, and it’s also part of certain cable or satellite packages. Willow is offered through Dish, Sling, Spectrum, Fiox, Xfinity, Optimum, Google Fiber and Altice One.
Willow TV will be showing the entirety of the matches from the ICC T20 World Cup.
England vs. Australia start time
- Date: Saturday, Oct. 30
- Time: 10 a.m. ET
The England vs. Australia match begins at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 30. Coverage on ESPN+ begins around 9:10 a.m. ET, while coverage on Willow TV starts around 10 a.m. ET.
T20 World Cup 2021 schedule
|Oman 131/0 def. Papua New Guinea 129/9||Sunday, Oct. 17||6 a.m.||Oman|
|Scotland 140/9 def. Bangladesh 134/7||Sunday, Oct. 17||10 a.m.||Oman|
|Ireland 107/3 def. Netherlands 106||Monday, Oct. 18||6 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Sri Lanka 100/3 def. Namibia 96||Monday, Oct. 18||10 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Scotland 165/9 def. Papua New Guinea 148||Tuesday, Oct. 19||6 a.m.||Oman|
|Bangladesh 153 def. Oman 127/9||Tuesday, Oct. 19||10 a.m.||Oman|
|Namibia 166/4 def. Netherlands 164/4||Wednesday, Oct. 20||6 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Sri Lanka 171/7 def. Ireland 101||Wednesday, Oct. 20||10 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Bangladesh 181/7 def. Papua New Guinea 97||Thursday, Oct. 21||6 a.m.||Oman|
|Scotland 123/2 def. Oman 122||Thursday, Oct. 21||10 a.m.||Oman|
|Namibia 126/2 def. Ireland 125/8||Friday, Oct. 22||6 a.m.||Sharjah|
|Sri Lanka 45/2 def. Netherlands 44||Friday, Oct. 22||10 a.m.||Sharjah|
Super 12 Groups 1 and 2
|Australia 121/5 def. South Africa 118/9||Saturday, Oct. 23||6 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|England 56/4 def. West Indies 55||Saturday, Oct. 23||10 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Sri Lanka 172/5 def. Bangladesh 171/4||Sunday, Oct. 24||6 a.m.||Dubai|
|Pakistan 152/0 def. India 151/7||Sunday, Oct. 24||10 a.m.||Dubai|
|Afghanistan 190/4 def. Scotland 60||Monday, Oct. 25||10 a.m.||Sharjah|
|South Africa 144/2 def. West Indies 143/8||Tuesday, Oct. 26||6 a.m.||Dubai|
|Pakistan 135/5 def. New Zealand 134/8||Tuesday, Oct. 26||10 a.m.||Sharjah|
|England 126/2 def. Bangladesh 124/9||Wednesday, Oct. 27||6 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Namibia 115/6 def. Scotland 109/8||Wednesday, Oct. 27||10 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Australia 155/3 def. Sri Lanka 154/6||Thursday, Oct. 28||10 a.m.||Dubai|
|West Indies v. Bangladesh||Friday, Oct. 29||6 a.m.||Sharjah|
|Afghanistan v. Pakistan||Friday, Oct. 29||10 a.m.||Dubai|
|South Africa v. Sri Lanka||Saturday, Oct. 30||6 a.m.||Sharjah|
|England v. Australia||Saturday, Oct. 30||10 a.m.||Dubai|
|Afghanistan v. Namibia||Sunday, Oct. 31||6 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|India v. New Zealand||Sunday, Oct. 31||10 a.m.||Dubai|
|England v. Sri Lanka||Monday, Nov. 1||10 a.m.||Sharjah|
|South Africa v. Bangladesh||Tuesday, Nov. 2||6 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Pakistan v. Namibia||Tuesday, Nov. 2||10 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|New Zealand v. Scotland||Wednesday, Nov. 3||6 a.m.||Dubai|
|Afghanistan v. India||Wednesday, Nov. 3||10 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Australia v. Bangladesh||Thursday, Nov. 4||6 a.m.||Dubai|
|West Indies v. Sri Lanka||Thursday, Nov. 4||10 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|New Zealand v. Namibia||Friday, Nov. 5||6 a.m.||Sharjah|
|India v. Scotland||Friday, Nov. 5||10 a.m.||Dubai|
|Australia v. West Indies||Saturday, Nov. 6||6 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|England v. South Africa||Saturday, Nov. 6||10 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Afghanistan v. New Zealand||Sunday, Nov. 7||5 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Pakistan v. Scotland||Sunday, Nov. 7||9 a.m.||Sharjah|
|India v. Namibia||Monday, Nov. 8||9 a.m.||Dubai|
|Semifinal 1 — A1 v. B2||Wednesday, Nov. 10||9 a.m.||Abu Dhabi|
|Semifinal 2 — B1 v. A2||Thursday, Nov. 10||9 a.m.||Dubai|
|Final||Sunday, Nov. 14||9 a.m.||Dubai|