The 32nd fixture of ICC World Cup will see the most electrifying encounter of this tournament so far. Host England would come head to head against the defending champions Australia at the mecca – the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
Australia would be proud of their openers and the bowlers’ performance in the tournament so far. However, the middle order is yet to make some major impact. At present, Aussies are lying second at the points table with five wins in 6 matches.
England, on the other hand, will be facing Australia after an embarrassing defeat by the hands of Sri Lanka. The real tough phase has started for England with three most clinical opposition. England is at the 4th position on the points table with four wins in six matches.
From Guide (last five matches):
Australia: W, W, W, L, W
England: L, W, W, W, L
The pitch at Kuala Lumpur mostly favours batsmen, but spinners have an advantage here. Batsmen would enjoy batting here because of small ground.
Toss Update: England won the toss and elected to bowl first.
Australia changes: Nathan Lyon and Jason Behrendorff in, they replace Adam Zamp and Nathan Coulter-Nile.
England moves unchanged
England vs Australia, Match 32, ICC World Cup 2019
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
03:00 PM IST
Lord’s Cricket Ground
Australia Team News:
Joss Buttler: This talented wicketkeeper-batsman could turn up the situation of any match with his powerful batting skills. We do remember, Buttler match winning 110* in his last match against Australia and he could again come as an x-factor for England.
Aaron Finch: Aaron Finch has been playing some impeccable cricket for his side. In six innings, he has scored 396 runs so far. This player could be an x-factor for Australia as we remember his 135 against England in World Cup campaign 2015.
Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Joe Root
Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Jason Behrendorff, Kane Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins
Probable Playing 11:
James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
David Warner, Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff
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