Hosts England will be aiming to bounce back from a shock defeatn to Sri Lanka on Tuesday when they take on Australia at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
The defeat was just England’s second of the competition up until this point, however they presently face an intense end to the group stage with their last three fixtures against Australia, India and New Zealand.
The hosts must win two of their last three matches to ensure a spot in the semi-finals and face a troublesome test against most despised opponents Australia, who have been in great form and are second in the standings.
England vs Australia Match Details
Date: Tuesday, June 25
Time: 10:30 a.m. (BST)
TV Info: Sky Sports Main Event (UK), Willow TV (U.S.)
Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), Willow TV (U.S.)
England 8-11, Australia 11-10
England vs Australia Preview
England captain Eoin Morgan has said his team will play aggressively against Australia as they seek a response to their latest defeat, according to Nick Hoult at the Daily Telegraph.
“We resort to aggressive, smart, positive cricket when we lose,” he said. “Let’s hope that’s the case against Australia on Tuesday.”
Britain have a lot of assaulting power with Joe Root, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Morgan and Jos Buttler all having shown their hitting at the competition.
Australia would love simply to further gouge England’s World Cup expectations and head into the conflict with five successes from their six matches.
The Aussies were not at their fluent best in their opening match but hit their stride last time out in a 48-run win over Bangladesh that all but confirmed their place in the semi-finals.
David Warner crushed 166 from 147 balls to turn into the competition’s top run score.
Britain have not beaten Australia at a World Cup since 1992, however the pressure will be on the tournament hosts to end that record at Lord’s on Tuesday.
Morgan hit a record 17 sixes against Afghanistan, Roy dealt with a great 153 against Bangladesh. while Root hit his second century of the tournament to move England to triumph over the West Indies.
England were without opener Roy against Sri Lanka after he tore a hamstring against the West Indies, but he is keen to return against Australia.
England vs Australia: who will win Today’s Match?
It is always a tough game to predict. Runs on the board will make a lot of difference. One cannot see the possibility of this England batting line up failing twice in a row. Expect England to prevail in this all-important encounter on Tuesday.