AUS vs ENG Second semi-final
Australia and England will lock horns against each other to book a spot for the Lord’s showpiece when they meet in Birmingham. Australia have outplayed England in the warm-up game and in the group stage match but the hosts would hope for revival and proceed for the finals.
Ashes Rivals to battle it out for earning the Lord’s date
England were being touted as the hot favourites before the World Cup and many had already written off Australia. However, the latter peaked at the right time and handed over England a defeat of 12 runs in the warm-up match. They replicated their dominance in the group stage match as well and defeated their counterparts by 64 runs. With an edge over England, Australia would hope to maintain their form and knock them out to make a cut in the finals. England, on the other hand, defeated India and New Zealand to reach in their first semi-final since 1992.
England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have been on fire in this edition and they would hope to carry their form forward against Australia.
Hence, a lot would be on stake when both the teams lock horns with each other.
Venue and Timings
When: July 11, 03:00 pm
Where: Edgbaston, Birmingham
England: W W L L L W
Australia: L W W L W
Betfair: Australia 6/5, England 4/6
Skybet: Australia 6/5, England 8/11
Ladbrokes: Australia 6/5, England 4/6
The Books are predicting a win for England
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb, Alex Carey (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Marsh