The ICC World Cup 2019 has reached the mid-stages, and we have already witnessed some of the thrilling games. One such match will be on June 25 when host England go up against Australia at the Lord’s Cricket Stadium in London. Aussies all-rounder Glenn Maxwell feels it will be an exciting match-up between England’s pace attack and Australia’s batting.
Australia are ready for England challenge: Maxwell
England suffered a setback when they went down against Sri Lanka in a low-scoring encounter. Chasing 232 posted by the Lankans, they could manage only 212 runs losing the match by 20 runs. But it is their pace attack of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood who have terrorised the opponent team with their extra pace. Archer is currently the highest wicket-taker with 15 scalps while Wood is fourth in the list with 12 wickets.
Glenn Maxwell admitted that that kind of pace suits Australia’s batting and they are getting enough practice to prepare for the all-important clash. The all-rounder also added that they are ready for the challenge on June 25 at the historic Lord’s.
“I think that sort of pace probably suits our attack a bit more, a bit more pace on the ball, something we’re a bit more used to,” said Maxwell. “So I think it’s a challenge we’re up for and we’re certainly getting enough practice in the nets against our bowling attack, that’s for sure,” he added.
Furthermore, Glenn Maxwell admitted that they are getting better with each passing game. Despite acknowledging that they were not flawless against Bangladesh, the 32-year-old added they will be at their best against the favourites England.
“It’s been a pretty long tournament so far, but we’ve got a few days to refresh now and get ourselves up for England,” he said. “And what better place to get amped up for the game than at Lord’s. We’re all looking pretty much forward to that now,” he concluded.
Australia are currently at the top of the points table with 10 points while England find themselves in the third spot with eight points.