England seems primed to win their maiden title but it will take a special effort to upstage arch-rivals and record five-time champions Australia in the second World Cup semifinal at Edgbaston today. In the league stage match, Australia had comfortably thumped England by 64 runs at the Lord's on June 25. Chasing 286, none of the England batsmen could score big and the team was eventually bundled out for 221. However, England's confidence boosted after the return of opener Jason Roy and they played stupendous cricket, the way they began their World Cup campaign, later on.
England has turned it around following their first-round exit in the 2015 edition and have become a formidable one-day side. Considering the firepower the hosts possess, many current and former players have said it is England's World Cup to lose, a trophy they have not been able to lift despite making the final in 1979, 1987 and 1992. And between them and a fourth shot at the title, stand familiar foes Australia who have been so consistent in the mega event that they are yet to lose a semifinal, having won six and one being a dramatic tie against South Africa in the 1999 edition. While England doesn't have injury issues, Australia coach Langer has already confirmed Peter Handscomb will replace an injured Usman Khawaja in the playing eleven. All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has recovered from a side strain he sustained against South Africa.
When and where will World Cup 2019 Semi Final 2 match between Australia and England be played?
Australia vs England World Cup 2019 Semi Final 2 will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on July 11, 2019 from 3 PM (IST) onwards.
When and where to watch the World Cup 2019 Semi Final 2 match between Australia and England?
The match will live telecast on Star Sports network from 3 PM (IST) onwards. The match will live telecast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 HD and Star Sports 2 HD.
Where to watch the live streaming of the World Cup 2019 Semi Final 2 match between Australia and England?
The match will live stream on Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on www.freepressjournal.in.