Australia has 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. They are next scheduled to play England at the Lord’s in London.
The Three Lions have been emphatic as well, but losses to Pakistan andSri 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.
The weather forecast for tomorrow’s game isn’t pleasing at least for the time being. From morning at 9 AM till the end of the day, there are chances of the heavens opening up. 70 per cent cloud cover will be there throughout and the sun won make its way out. The temperature will be around 21 and 24 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be in the 60s and 70s.
Squads: Probable playing 11
James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett/Tom Curran
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
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Jofra Archer, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Starc, Tom Curran
TV – Star Sports
Match Timings – 18:00 IST; 13:30 local