Here are four T20 World Cup betting tips for Australia vs England at the MCG on Friday.

Australia vs England betting tips & odds

England fall of first wicket: Under 23.5 runs

England’s opening pair have struggled of late.

The first wicket has fallen for 23 runs or fewer in four of their last five matches, including losing captain Jos Buttler to the second ball of the innings in their loss to Ireland on Wednesday. 

Mitchell Marsh to hit a six

Marsh has transformed himself into a key player for Australia in white-ball cricket, and is particularly dangerous in T20 with his big-hitting and useful medium pace.

He has cleared the rope in five of his last six T20 matches, including in two of Australia’s three warm-up matches against England.

Glenn Maxwell to be Australia top batsman

Maxwell hasn’t gone big yet in the World Cup, but it feels like he’s on the verge of a big score ahead of Friday’s match.

His last three innings read 23 (16), 28 (20), and 23 (12), so he’s clearly striking the ball well, and his reputation for turning up in the big moments means he is worth backing in this market against England.

Sam Curran to take 2+ wickets 

Curran’s ability with the bat and ball makes him a crucial player for this England side, and he’s their top wicket-taker in the tournament so far with seven.

That tally includes a five-wicket haul in their opener against Afghanistan – the first for England in T20 internationals – and it makes sense to back the hot hand here.