WC 2019 Semi-Final 2: Who will the today match between England vs Australia

After the disappointment of the 2015 World Cup, England are ready to put on a better dispaly at the next tournament.

The battle between two cricketing rivals will have much higher support as England take on Australia on Thursday, July 11 at Edgbaston, Birmingham in the second semi-final of the 2019 World Cup.

Match details

Date: 11th July (Thursday)

Time: 10:30 AM (England), 7:30 PM (Australia), 3:00 PM (IST)

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham

Australia Prepare for Tough English Test in Semi-finals.

Australia finished their campaign in the group stage in second place, with seven wins out of nine and in the process sent across a wave of authority in their quest to defend the title. England too enjoyed a successful campaign, finishing in third place with six wins from nine matches. For more information about betting on the match Please click here

Head-to-Head Stats

Overall: Both these sides have faced each other on different occasions and it’s the Aussies who lead 82-61.

In World Cups: It’s the Australians who have the advantage again as they lead 6-2 in 8 completed games in the World Cup.

In England: England hold the lead on their home turf and have a 34-31 lead over the Aussies in 67 completed ODIs.

Batting perspective in the game:

Key Batsmen: Jason Roy, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes

The England openers have been in great form in the last couple of games and the extended break before the semis would certainly help their cause. Joe Root and Ben Stokes have been in good form and Stokes providing the impetus support in the death overs.

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Predicted Playing XI

Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, and Mark Wood.

Batting perspective in the game:

Key Batsmen: David Warner, Aaron Finch, and Steve Smith

Three important batsmen for Australia will be the openers and Steve Smith, who’s expected to slot in at No.3 with Khawaja out of the tournament. Justin Langer has confirmed that Peter Handscomb will be playing and the talented batsman will be a floater and come out to bat depending on the situation. Marcus Stoinis too has recovered well enough to play and will share the ball-striking duties with fellow all-rounder Glenn Maxwell.

Predicted Playing XI

Aaron Finch(C), David Warner, Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behnrendorff, and Nathan Lyon.

Can the Australian middle-order (finally) stand up?

Warner, Finch and Alex Carey have had such exceptional tournaments with the bat that Australia’s middle-order failures have flown under the radar. The trio has made nearly 60 percent of Australia’s runs in this World Cup. Their fourth shining light, Usman Khawaja, has been ruled out of the tournament with an injury.

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