In the England-Australia ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Lord’s on Tuesday, England captain Eoin Morgan has won the toss and decided to field first.
In the wake of enduring a stunning defeat against Sri Lanka, England will hope to get their campaign back on the track and take one more stride towards the semi-finals when they face a resurgent Australia.
On the other hand, Australia have been very clinical in their performances up until this point. They have won five out of their six matches and stand second on the points tally. Their batsmen have been in a phenomenal form. Their bowlers, driven by Mitchell Starc, have the knack of picking up wickets at critical moments of the game.
England are more likely to feel the pressure of the game, given their past record against Australia. Going by arithmetic, they need to win at least a couple of matches from their remaining three, i.e. against Australia, India and New Zealand to get into the final-four stage of the World Cup.
However, they haven’t been able to register a win against either of these teams at the World Cup stage in the last 27 years.
With the stakes high for England, and Australia looking to continue their winning run, the sporting arena is sure to feast upon a classic contest from the Mecca of Cricket, Lord’s.
Live action is all set to begin from 3 pm (IST) onwards.
England 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 James Vince, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood
Australia 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Jason Behrendorff, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Mitchell Starc, 11 Nathan Lyon