England VS Australia: Which team to join New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 Finals?
Birmingham: England will be going against the Five times winning champion- Australia today for the second semi-final match of the season at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
England reached the finals in 1979, 1987 and 1992 but could not win the World Cup. For the 2015 World Cup, England was out of the league only in the initial stage of the season.
However, for the World Cup 2019, England has proven to be strong competition for the teams. As per experts, this is a golden opportunity for the team to make history.
Australia, on the other hand, has been to seven out of eleven world cup finals. The team has won six out of seven semi-final matches that it has played and one match in 1999 was a tie against South Africa.
A few months ago, the Australian team had fallen a bit off guard, but the Aaron Finch led team has come a long way after it. It cannot be called as the unbeatable team but the team has proven to perform well in big matches. This time also the team has come in the form at the right time and is not under any kind of pressure.
Matches Won and Lost
The Australian team managed to stay on top of the chart this season until India topped it by being the team with the highest points. However, Australia has won 7 out of 9 matches in the 2019 World Cup.
England has won 6 out of 9 matches with 12 points, staying on the third position of the Chart.
Possible Playing XI
Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), Jason Behrendorf, Alex Carrie, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Peter Handskab, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Ken Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoney, David Warner, Adam Jampa.
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moin Ali, Jopra Archer, Johnny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Crayon, Liam Dasen, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joey Root, Jason Rai, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.