It will be an intense affair when arch-rivals England and Australia go up against each other in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 on June 25 (Tuesday) at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. It will be a mouth-watering as both sides have some quality players in their ranks who will give a tough fight to come out victorious. While Australia have been fluent barring the India game, England will be fresh from a defeat against Sri Lanka.
England-Australia clash for a win at Lord’s
The opening pair of Australia – David Warner and Aaron Finch, have been in an outstanding form which has strengthened their batting unit. Besides, their two strike bowlers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins have also raised their game at the right time to back the batters as the Aussies have secured five wins from the six games they have played so far. However, it is their middle-order which has looked a bit unstable, and England will look to target that weak spot.
On the other hand, England will continue to miss their opener Jason Roy due to a hamstring pull. James Vince, who has replaced Roy at the top need to raise his against Australia and forge a good partnership with Jonny Bairstow. The middle-order comprising of Joe Root and Eoin Morgan has looked settled, but Jos Buttler’s inconsistency may hurt the host in this crucial encounter. The bowling led by Jofra Archer and Mark Wood have also done a fair job and will aim to continue what they have been doing so far.
Although Australia edge over England in terms of matches won in the ODIs, the top-ranked ODI have dominated in the last ten games winning nine out of it. An exciting game is on the cards, and the fans will hope for a full fifty overs of actions at the Lord’s.
Date and Venue: England vs Australia, June 25 (Tuesday) at 3:00 PM IST, at Lord’s in London
It will be warm in London as the temperatures will rise upto 25 degrees Celsius during the game time. The humidity level will also be on the higher side, making it tough for the players from both England and Australia.
The ongoing World Cup has witnessed rain playing a spoilsport in many matches, and it will be no different at Lord’s. There are chances of scattered downpours which can take a heavy toll on the game. Moreover, there are chances of thunderstorms which can wash out the game given that England’s drainage facility is not that smooth.