England vs Australia: When Two Giants Face- It’s Calamitous and Exciting
The two stronger teams of World Cup 2019 are going to face each other for the first time, and it is bound to be exciting. England is currently on the 4th position on the points table with 8 points and a positive run rate of 1.457 while Australia is in the second position with 10 points and 0.849 run rate.
England had lost two matches in the ICC World Cup 2019 till now while Australia had lost only one. But this cannot be taken as a standard measure since England has performed amazingly so far in the series. The team had scored more than 300 runs against every team that it had played and managed to defend it most of the times. The team has fantastic players like Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, etc.
The team had lost a match against Pakistan and also the previous match against Sri Lanka, a team that had difficulty securing a victory all along since the inception of the tournament. In both the matches England was unable to chase a target that had been set by the opposite team. This can be considered a shortcoming, that might be used against it today by Australia. Whether it is a lapse, or will England turn the tables on this, will be known today.
Compared to England Australia is in a better position which turns the odds in their favor. Australia had lost only one match, against India, which had not played any match against England leaving no grounds for absolute prediction. The team had performed extraordinarily in the past matches that it had played, and it is fair to predict that it will put forth its best today. Australia had won in matches against other teams mostly while batting first and the one time they had secured a victory by chasing is against Afghanistan. The second match they had to chase a target was against India and they had been defeated by a difference of 36 runs.
It cannot be concluded that Australia is bad at chases based on this, but one cannot exclude the possibility that Australia might fumble when there is a huge target ahead. There is also a possibility of this being a chance occurrence since that had happened only once. The necessary clarity will be offered in today’s game which makes it one of the most important matches in the tournament as other teams will strategize according to the performances of teams in this match. As England and Australia, both are equally strong teams, apart from being a crux for strategies, the match will be thrilling to watch. Enjoy watching ICC World Cup 2019 online it from 09:30 AM GMT on all the top networks and streaming services.