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World Cup 2019, Match32- ENG Vs AUS, Preview: Agitated England Aim To Take Down Arch-Rivals Australia At The Lord’s

“England opener Jason Roy will not take part in this game.”

In the 32nd match of the exciting ICC World Cup 2019 extravaganza, another big rivalry will reunite as hosts England will be locking horns with defending champions Australia at the iconic, Home of Cricket, Lord’s, on June 25, Tuesday. Both the teams are coming into this game after witnessing contrasting results unfold in their respective previous outings. England suffered a disappointing loss at the hands of Sri Lanka, while Australia emerged victorious convincingly against Bangladesh in the last match. However, both these teams will be looking to win this game and add those two important points to their tally.

The Aaron Finch-led Australian team have indeed played like the defending champions in the 2019 World Cup. The team, captained by Aaron Finch, stuttered versus India, but otherwise hasn’t put a foot wrong in the mega event. After beating Bangladesh by 48 runs, the Aussies are currently placed second in the points and another victory would almost take them to the semis.

On the other hand, England have been emphatic as well, but losses to Pakistan and Sri Lanka have put their campaign in a bit of jeopardy. Placed fourth in the table, Eoin Morgan’s men need a win to keep themselves away from the danger of being eliminated. As far as Tuesday’s game is concerned, records are against England as they haven’t beaten the Aussies in the World Cup, since 1992, losing 5 out of 7 games.

Head to Head Battle

Matches

England

Australia

Tied

No Result

Overall (147)

61

81

2

3

In World Cup (7)

2

5

 

 

England’s likely Playing XI

England coach Trevor Bayliss said they won’t gamble on Jason Roy’s fitness in the next match after his torn hamstring. In that case, James Vince will continue to open the batting with Jonny Bairstow, who is yet to display his brutal self. Having scored 424, Joe Root has looked the most accomplished batsman in the middle order. Barring the game versus Bangladesh, he made fifty-plus scores on every other occasion.

Morgan had a tough day last time after his 148 against the Afghans and he’s needed to be on top of his game. Jos Buttler has 197 runs in the tournament, but couldn’t contribute in the last couples of games. Ben Stokes will be high on confidence following his 89 versus Lanka. In the bowling department, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood will hold the key. Adil Rashid returning to form is also a positive sign for England.

Probable XI: James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

Australia’s likely Playing XI

The Aussies are unlikely to tinker with their winning combination. Aaron Finch and David Warner is in awe-inspiring form having gotten 447 and 396 runs respectively. Steve Smith has already scored three half-centuries and hasn’t looked much troubled. He has been a floater in the line-up and may have to bat down if the Men in Yellow get yet another sparkling start from their openers.

Glenn Maxwell has played his natural game and has an incredible strike-rate of 209.67, having scored 130 runs at an average of 32.50. Marcus Stoinis’ return from the side strain has also boosted their batting. It goes without saying that Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have to make the regular breakthroughs. Leg-spinner Adam Zampa is also expected to be effective on a slow wicket.

Probable XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa.

Match Timings- 3:00 pm IST and 10:30 local

Broadcast Details- Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD.

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