Man of the Match: Aaron Finch
Old rivalry set to resume as England, Australia lock horns in World Cup
Our Prediction is Australia to win the match!
Host England will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on Australia in the 32nd game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at Lords Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
In their previous game, England came up short against Sri Lanka despite valiant innings from all-rounder Ben Stokes. England Skipper Eoin Morgan will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table against Australia. On the other hand, Australia will be looking to continue their winning momentum in the World Cup. Aaron Finch and co. will be determined to play their best cricket against England in this game.
In their previous meeting in a World Cup game played in 2015, Australia registered a comfortable win over England at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The host nation will be looking to get back to winning ways after suffering a shocking defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in their previous World Cup game.
Jason Roy will be hoping to get fit in time for this game. Head Coach Trevor Bayliss has clearly stated that Roy might not be risked for this game. James Vince might get another opportunity to prove his batting credentials against Ashes rivals Australia at Lords. Vince once again perished for a low score in the game played against Sri Lanka at Headingley. He needs to produce a decent score against Australia to retain his place in the playing XI.
Opening batsman Jonny Bairstow perished for a first-ball duck in the previous game played against Sri Lanka. He will be looking to make a strong comeback with the bat against Australia. Joe Root has been the most consistent player for England in this ongoing Cricket World Cup. The 28-year old once again delivered runs with the bat on a surface that produced a variable bounce in the second half of the game.
Root scored a crucial half-century to keep the scoreboard ticking for England. He scored 57 off 89 balls with the help of three boundaries. With 424 runs in 6 matches played so far, Root will be looking to produce something special with the bat for England against old enemy Australia.
England Skipper Eoin Morgan also failed to capitalize on his good start and scored 21 runs off 3 balls with the help of two boundaries. Left-hander will be looking to make amends for the mistakes made in the previous game and deliver a notable score against Australia.
All-rounder Ben Stokes produced magnificent innings on a surface that offered a lot of assistance to the spinners. Left-hander fought hard till the end and scored unbeaten 82 off 89 balls with the help of seven fours and four sixes.
Since his belligerent innings against Pakistan, wicket-keeper Jos Buttler has not done much with the bat in this World Cup. He was clearly outfoxed by Malinga in the previous game. England will be hoping that Buttler can make a strong statement with the bat against Australia.
In the bowling department, the pace duo of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood have produced crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball in this on-going World Cup. Archer and Wood bowled well in the previous game and picked up six wickets between them against Sri Lanka. Leg-spinner Adil Rashid also bowled exceedingly well on his home ground and picked up two wickets against Sri Lanka.
Eoin Morgan (captain), James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes.
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Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, James Vince, Jofra Chioke Archer, Ben Stokes, CR Woakes
Defending Champions Australia have shown excellent form with the bat and ball so far in this World Cup. Aaron Finch-led unit is currently lying at a second position in the league table with 10 points to their name.
For Australia, the opening pair of David Warner and Aaron Finch have scored heavily with the bat in this ongoing World Cup. David Warner was the standout performer with the bat in the previous game played against Bangladesh. Left-hander scored a blistering 166 runs off 147 balls with the help of 14 fours and 5 sixes. He currently Australia’s leading run-scorer with 447 runs in 6 matches at an average of 89.40 with two centuries to his name.
His opening partner, Aaron Finch has also shown excellent form with the bat in the ongoing World Cup. Finch played well against Bangladesh and scored 53 off 51 balls with the help of five fours and two sixes. He currently has scored 396 runs in 6 matches at an average of 66.00.
Former Captain Steve Smith has contributed with decent scores for Australia so far in this competition. He has scored 244 runs in 6 matches at an average of 40.67. Usman Khuwaja played well in the previous game and scored a fluent 89 runs against Bangladesh. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and wicket-keeper Alex Carey have chipped in with decent scores with the bat in this on-going Cricket World Cup.
In the bowling department, Mitchell Starc has bowled well in this competition and has claimed 15 wickets so far. Pat Cummins bowled well in the previous game without much in the wickets column. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Marcus Stoinis picked up crucial wickets for the side in their previous game against Bangladesh.
Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Usman Khuwaja, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon/Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc.
Aaron Finch, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Alex Carey, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Glenn Maxwell, Usman Khawaja, Jason Behrendorff, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner
The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The pace bowlers will get something out of this surface with the new-ball. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Tuesday is expected to see early showers in the morning.
Lords Cricket Stadium is all to going to host its second World Cup game between England and Australia. Australia will be confident of doing well as they have an excellent head-to-head against England in World Cup competition. England has lost their previous three World Cup games against Australia.
Both the teams would be keen to bowl first and make use of pitch conditions. Batting second might be a better option as it tends to get considerably flat in the second half of the game at Lords.
Based on current form in this World Cup, Defending Champions Australia will be favorites to their game against England. From top-order firing on all cylinders to new-ball pair providing wickets, Australia will fancy their chances of beating England in this game.
On the other hand, England will need to deliver their A-game with the bat in order to beat Australia in this game. Expect Australia to register a narrow win over England.
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