Australia will play arch-rivals England in the second semifinal of the ICC World Cup 2019. The defending champions will aim to bring their best to the table against England. Australia had done a fine job in the league stage as they had won seven out of their nine matches. We take a look at Australia’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis.

On the other hand, England has done a fine job. The hosts had won their previous two matches in the league stage and they would aim to carry forward the same momentum. England have been ruthless and they would like to be at their best.

Here is Australia’s Predicted Playing XI:

David Warner 

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The southpaw batsman is the second highest run-getter in the tournament with 638 runs. Warner will like to get the runs when it matters the most in the World Cup.

Aaron Finch

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The Australian skipper has led with aplomb. Finch has also scored 508 runs in the tournament in the nine matches of the tournament.

Steven Smith

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The former skipper has done a great job since he has made his comeback. Smith has scored 294 runs in the tournament and he would like to deliver the goods.

Peter Handscomb

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Peter Handscomb will make his World Cup as Australia’s head coach Justin Langer has confirmed the same. Handscomb is in good form as he had scored his 149 runs against England A.

Glenn Maxwell

Maxwell has thus scored 155 runs in the tourney. The right-hander would like to add the finishing touches to the Australia’s innings with his blistering batting.

Marcus Stoinis

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The all-rounder is declared fit to play in the semifinal. Stoinis had aggravated his side strain against South Africa but he is fit to play.

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Alex Carey

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Australia’s wicketkeeper batsman Alex Carey has been the best wicketkeeper batsman of the tournament. Carey has scored 329 runs at 65.30.

Pat Cummins

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The gun fast bowler has taken 13 wickets in the nine matches as he done a good job. Cummins would like to deliver the goods.

Mitchell Starc

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The talisman fast bowler has taken 26 wickets in the tournament. Starc has been at his best and he would aim to bring his best to the table.

Jason Behrendorff

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The southpaw fast bowler has done a good job since he has got his chances in the playing XI. The left-arm seamer has taken nine wickets in four matches.

Nathan Lyon

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The off-spinner has a lot of experience under his belt. Lyon had scalped two wickets in the previous match against South Africa.