The Second Semi-Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will highlight Australia facing England at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Thursday, July 11. Host country England will look to reach their first Cricket World Cup final since 1992 when they take on defending champions Australia. While Australia eased their way into the semi-final, England hustled till the last group game to seal a top-four completion.
Coach: Justin Langer
Captain: Aaron Finch
Australia lost their final group game against South Africa on Saturday as they fell ten runs short chasing a total of 325/6 so that could see questions creep in having failed when batting second joined with wounds to Usman Khawaja and Marcus Stoinis compounding issues.
Khawaja has been ruled out for the rest of the World Cup while Stoinis is an injury doubt with his side strain for this game so Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh have been called up on standby while they have Peter Handscombe to come in for Khawaja in the team after he joined up a week ago for the harmed Shaun Marsh.
The nonappearance of Khawaja will probably prompt captain Steve Smith move up to number three in the batting order, however the potential loss of Stoinis would be seemingly a more prominent issue which may see them contemplate bringing Nathan Coulter-Nile in as a fifth frontline bowler.
Coach: Trevor Bayliss
Captain: Eoin Morgan
England come back to Edgbaston where they have a decent record in ODI matches having won 23 of their 39 matches played at the venue including the key triumph over India there just about fourteen days prior which set them back on track after two previous defeats.
Following their triumphs against India and New Zealand, they will most likely name an unchanged side here once again which means Liam Plunkett will hold his place in front of Moeen Ali because of his superb bowling in the middle overs which has been key all through this competition.
The key once again for England will be on a solid opening partnership as they will look to Roy and Bairstow to set the platform for a decent begin whether they bat first or second, despite the fact that captain Eoin Morgan will probably want to bat first in the event that they win the toss at Edgbaston.
Australia vs England Match Odds
Australia vs England Head to Head Records
AUS vs ENG Head to head in World Cup
AUS vs ENG Total Matches in World Cup: 8
England won: 2
Australia won: 6
ENG vs AUS Head to head in ODI’s
ENG vs AUS Total Matches: 148
England Won: 61
Australia Won: 82
No result/Cancelled/Abandoned/Tied: 5
Australia vs England Match Prediction
There is little to pick between these two sides in spite of the fact that it is England who will cheer up from the recent head-to-head record having won ten of the last 12 meetings between the two teams. All things considered, Australia have officially beaten them in this competition as they easily won by 64 runs at Lords. The way to that success was Finch and Warner’s fantastic opening stand however England couldn’t depend on Jason Roy in that game and his incorporation here could have the effect for them. Usman Khawaja passes up a major opportunity here and conceivably Stoinis so Australia are somewhat debilitated however one would anticipate that their key men should step up once again. Undeniably the two teams will want to bat first and put a strong total on the board and it could basically come down to which team wins the toss. Finch, Warner and Starc may simply give Australia the edge yet on the off chance that they are not at their match-winning best, England can win this game. An intense call yet the team batting first must be supported here.
Australia vs England Predicted Lineups
Australia Predicted XI:
Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Steve Smith, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade
England Predicted XI:
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett