Two of the top contenders of this tournament will meet head on in tomorrows encounter. This World Cup has been safe to say, a roller coaster ride for both the teams. While Australia have lost 2 games, England are in the 3rd position with 3 losses and 12 points.
The sides have displayed positive cricket and have been at their very best, throughout the tournament.
The match will be played in Edgbaston ground. Given the previous conditions, this will be again expected to be a high scoring game. Both the sides pack a punch with their batting at present and have a deep line up.
The Top-order have been the key factor for both the sides and we expect the same carnage to breakout in tomorrow’s game as well.
England (Probable XI): Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Australia (Probable XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch (C), Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon.
Jofra Archer vs David Warner
Archer has been the most successful bowler for England in this tournament. The Barbados born is one of the best find in this World Cup.
With 17 wickets, he is currently the 4th highest wicket taker with an average of just over 22.
Archer made his debut just before the World Cup and has been a boon for his side ever since.
David Warner has been the go to man for Australia in this tournament. With 638 runs, Warner is currently the 2nd highest run getter in this tournament.
Warner has been one of the most consistent batsman in this tournament; with 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries under his belt. The New South Wales batsman is expected to continue with his form and finish the tournament in the same style.
Joe Root vs Mitchell Starc
The poster boy of England has lived up to his expectations and has been scoring at a regular pace in this tournament. With 500 runs, Root is the highest run scorer for England and 5th highest in this tournament.
Along with 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries, the 7th ranked ODI batsman has an average of 62 in this tournament.
Starc is a name that is dreaded by many a sides at present. The previous World Cup’s Man of the Tournament has been at his best, yet again in this World Cup.
With 26 wickets so far, Starc has equalled Glenn Mcgrath’s tally of most wickets taken in a single World Cup. The left-arm fast bowler is currently ranked 7th in ODIs.
With 2 five wickets haul, Starc has an astounding bowling average of 16 in this tournament.
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Both the sides are at their lethal best and have a side that can put up a tough show for the opposition.
This match will positively be a high scoring game, with the batting depth both the sides posses and also the given pitch conditions.
Team Cricwizz predicts that England will sneak this match in their favour as the Australian team is now struggling with picking a right team an has named replacements for their in form batsman Usman Khwaja and Marcus Stoinis.