The defending champions Australia and the host side England will face each other at Edgbaston (Birmingham) on Thursday (11th July) in the second semi-final of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
Australia and England finished in the second and third position respectively in the points table of this tournament. At the end of the round-robin stage of this tournament, Australia earned 14 points, and England earned 12 points.
During the round-robin stage of this tournament, Australia and England met once at Lord’s on 25th June where Australia won by 64 runs.
Before this semi-final match between Australia and England, here we are with some statistical preview of this match.
Teams’ recent ODI form
Australia (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Won, Won, Lost, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won and Lost.
England (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Won, Won, Lost, Won, Won, Won, Lost, Lost, Won and Won.
ODI records at Edgbaston (Birmingham)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (148 matches): Australia won 82 ODIs; England won 61 ODIs (2 ties and 3 no results)
In England (69 matches): Australia won 31 ODIs; England won 34 ODIs (2 ties and 2 no results)
In any knockout stages (6 matches): Australia won 4 ODIs; England won 1 ODI (1 tie)
In any semi-finals (3 matches): Australia won 2 ODIs; England won 1 ODI
In the World Cup (8 matches): Australia won 6 ODIs; England won 2 ODIs
In the World Cup knockout stages (2 matches): Australia won 2 ODIs; England won 0 ODIs
In the World Cup semi-finals (1 match): Australia won 1 ODI; England won 0 ODIs
At Edgbaston, Birmingham (11 matches): Australia won 3 ODIs; England won 6 ODIs (2 no results)
In the last ten matches: Australia won 2 ODIs; England won 8 ODIs
- Last time England beat Australia in the Cricket World Cup history was in 1992. Since then, England have suffered four consecutive CWC defeats against Australia.
i) Australian captain Aaron Finch has scored 507 runs in the ongoing 2019 CWC. As a captain, only three batsmen have scored more runs in a CWC edition. These are Ricky Ponting (Australia; 539 runs in 2007 CWC), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka; 548 runs in 2007 CWC) and Kane Williamson (New Zealand; 548 runs in 2019 CWC).
i) Australian opener David Warner has scored 638 runs in the ongoing 2019 CWC. He is the fourth most run-scorer in a CWC edition, and he needs to score 36 more runs to become the most run-scorer in a CWC edition. The top three batsmen in this list are Sachin Tendulkar (India; 673 runs in 2003 CWC), Matthew Hayden (Australia; 659 runs in 2007 CWC) and Rohit Sharma (India; 648 runs in 2019 CWC).
ii) David Warner has scored 4,981 runs in 113 ODI innings. He is 19 runs away to complete his 5,000 ODI runs. If he achieves this feat in this upcoming match, Warner will become the joint second fastest batsman to complete 5,000 ODI runs.
iii) David Warner has scored 983 runs in Cricket World Cup career. The left-handed batsman is 17 runs away to complete his 1,000 CWC runs, and he will become the fourth Australian batsman to score 1,000 CWC runs.
i) Australian cricketer Steven Smith has already scored 2,924 international runs against England. He needs to add more 76 runs to complete his 3,000 international runs against England.
i) The right-arm pacer Pat Cummins has already picked up 95 ODI wickets in 57 ODI matches. He is five wickets away to complete his 100 ODI wickets.
i) Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc has already taken 26 wickets in the ongoing 2019 CWC. It is the joint record of most wickets for a bowler in a single CWC edition as Glenn McGrath achieved this feat (26 wickets) for the first time in 2007 CWC. Starc needs another wicket to create a new record on this list.
ii) Mitchell Starc has taken 48 wickets in his Cricket World Cup career. He is two wickets away to complete his 50 CWC wickets.
iii) Mitchell Starc has taken 48 CWC wickets in 17 CWC matches. The present fastest 50 CWC wickets record is in 26 matches by Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka). Starc has an excellent opportunity to break this record.
i) English cricketer Joe Root has scored 702 runs in Cricket World Cup career. Only Graham Gooch (718 runs) and Ian Bell (897 runs) scored more CWC runs for England than Root, and Root needs to score 17 more runs to surpass Gooch.
i) All-rounder Ben Stokes has scored 5,982 runs in the international career. The left-handed batsman is 18 runs away to complete his 6,000 international runs.
i) England captain Eoin Morgan has scored 317 runs in the ongoing 2019 CWC. As an England captain, only Mike Gatting (354 runs in 1987 CWC) and Andrew Strauss (334 runs in 2011 CWC) scored more runs in a CWC edition. Morgan needs to score 38 more runs to create a new record on this list.
i) English cricketer Jos Buttler has scored 926 ODI runs against Australia. He is 74 runs away to become the fourth English batsman to score 1,000 ODI runs against Australia.
i) It will be the 50th ODI match for Mark Wood.
i) Right-arm pacer Liam Plunkett has taken 198 wickets in the international career. He is two wickets behind to complete his 200 international wickets.
i) The leg-spinner Adil Rashid has taken 35 ODI wickets against Australia. He is four wickets away to become the most ODI wicket-taker for England against Australia. In this list, while Rashid is in the equal position with Ian Botham (35 ODI wickets), James Anderson is the only bowler who is standing ahead of Rashid with 38 ODI wickets against Australia.