World Cup 2019, England vs Australia (Eng vs Aus) Buildup: Eoin Morgan’s side look to get their ICC Men Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign back on track against arch-rivals Australia as the two giants meet at Lord’s in London on Tuesday. The hosts went down to Sri Lanka by 20 runs in their last match. Despite their second defeat of the pool phase following an earlier loss to Pakistan, the tournament hosts remained in the top four and on course for a semi-final spot. But England, bidding to win the World Cup for the first time, cannot afford many more slip-ups in their remaining pool fixtures against fellow title contenders Australia, India and New Zealand — teams they have not defeated at a World Cup since 1992.
By contrast, Australia have been buoyed by the productive opening partnership between captain Aaron Finch and David Warner and are second in the table after five wins from six matches. Mitchell Starc is the joint-leading wicket-taker at the World Cup. Allan Border, Australia’s captain when they beat England in the 1987 World Cup final in Kolkata, believes it will be the bowlers who are decisive.
World Cup 2019, England vs Australia Buildup:
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Australia Probable XI
Probable XI: 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
ENG Probable XI
Probable XI: Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett/Tom Curran, Adil Rashid
To boo or not to boo
Lastly, re the fans at Lords & booing Smith and Warner. I don’t like any players being booed in any sport, but if the fans who pay their $$ want to, then they are entitled too - go for it. But do it at your own peril as I know this will not effect them - but could inspire !!!!!!— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 25, 2019
Thoughts on toss
Aust will want to bat first & Eng will want to chase, so toss irrelevant. Lyon should play. If Khawaja bats 3 he will he be bounced out again as he hasn’t faced any short quick stuff since WI. 3rd seamer an issue for Oz & England will target him !!!!!— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 25, 2019
Will Eng trust its aggressive game & come out swinging as it’s worked before - but never tested under WC pressure. Will Oz conservative style hold up against a quality team - it didn’t against India. What an opportunity it could be for Oz ahead of the ashes to knock Eng out today— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) June 25, 2019
ENG vs AUS
It is Tuesday and Lord's in London awaits an exciting match today when hosts England take on defending champions Australia. Stay tuned for all the live updates off the field ahead of the match, talk around the match in the cricket fraternity and Probable Playing XI