Australia had a firm grip on the match when the opening duo of Alex Hales and Jason Roy were sent home early. At one point England was tottering at 35/3. But from thereon Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan stole the show.
Australia have resorted to some unusual tactics to nail the yorker. They play England in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in a match that they need to win to qualify for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Australia play England in a must-win match for them to stay alive in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Captain Steve Smith said that there are a few aspects of England’s game that Australia are familiar with.
Australia possesses one of the strongest batting line-ups in the world. Players like David Warner, Chris Lynn, Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell are match-winners and have the capability to plunder any bowling attack.
Australia are left in a lurch in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after both their starting group games – against New Zealand and Bangladesh were called off by rain. To make things trickier, they’ve only batted 25 overs to get little practice.
Australia were in trouble at 53/3 after nine overs before rain came calling and covers were brought on. After many interruptions, the match was eventually called off with the game already shortened as Australia chased 235 runs in 33 overs.
Australia conceded 291 runs in 45 overs against New Zealand in the first of their ICC Champions Trophy encounters. They did get their neighbours out cheaply in the end but not before enough damage was done. The game was washed out in the end.
Australian skipper Steve Smith turned 28 on Friday. Smith first donned the Australian jersey in T20I format in 2010 against Pakistan and made his ODI and Test debut against West Indies and Pakistan respectively. Smith was a part of the Australia squad that won the ICC World Cup in 2015.
New Zealand are set to commence their ICC Champions Trophy 2017 campaign on Friday against Australia when the two sides lock horns with each other at Edgbaston, Birmingham. New Zealand and Australia are placed in Group A alongside Bangladesh and hosts England.
Many senior players including Mitchell Starc, captain Steve Smith and David Warner had received direct emails for the second time by CA High-Performance General Manager Pat Howard. The mail was an attempt to deal directly with the players.
Australia possess one of the strongest batting line-ups in the world and have the capability to plunder any bowling attack.
Harsh Goenka’s recent tweets of showering praise on Dhoni are in sharp contrast to what he said earlier in the beginning of the tournament.
Mumbai Indians became the first team to win three IPL titles after beating Rising Pune Supergiant by one run in the final.
Rohit Sharma grabbed his third IPL title as skipper as Mumbai Indians pulled off a fascinating 1 run win over RPS in IPL 2017 final Hyderabad.
Rising Pune Supergiant let the pressure build on themselves as the batsman played with too much caution.