England Vs Australia Match Prediction :The Sportsrush presents before you the Match Prediction of warm-up match between AUS vs ENG
England Vs Australia Probable Winner
The land of the warm-up matches from the ODI Cricket World Cup 2019 is set to see its biggest encounter get underway on Saturday when England and Australia take on each other. The oldest rivalry in world cricket, the practice status this clash hold is a huge understatement to the brand of cricket we’ll be feasted to on the day. These are two countries who give their all on the field when squaring off against each other and this warm-up match is slated to be no different.
Both the sides have colossal things to prove at this world cup and a practice match of this magnitude is just the right stepping stone for them before they venture into the frontier tournament. Hosts England are being considered as one of the frontrunners for the tournament and they’ll be looking to show the cricketing arena why when they take on an opponent who they have trounced recently.
Elsewhere for Australia, the match is a momentous occasion to show the recent upsurge they’ve been fortuitous to encounter. After a gaffe of a 218, one where they ceded series without putting on any kind of a fight, the series triumph against India in India reaffirmed their status as world beaters. With 3 World Cup triumphs out of the previous 4 editions, Australia are a side held in massive reverence at the quadrennial event.
And with David Warner and Steve Smith reinstated into the side, Australia’s ranks have been bolstered immensely. They no longer look the gaffe of a side that faced backlash for their derogatory performances in 2018. It’s a clash between two wordclass clashes, a match that has everything in it to be a humdinger.
Previous Encounters Between England vs Australia
In all, this has been one of the most featured matches in ODI cricket with the two countries squaring off against each other a total of 147 times. And it’s Australia who have dominated England with 81 wins against England’s 61 results to their name. We’ve also had two draws while 3 matches have been abandoned between the two countries till date.
The last time the two sides took the field to faceoff against each other came in June 2018 when Australia endured a torrid time in England. The host country were comprehensive, continuously snapping at Australia’s feet to take them apart 5-0 in the ODI series.
Always a surface that plays heavily in the batsmen’s favour, the Rose Bowl in Southampton is going to be one of the best wickets to bat in this event. England scored a humongous 373 runs at this venue this month against Pakistan who followed it up with their own 361. The 55 ball 110 run innings by Jos Buttler epitomised the enterprising nature of this surface and we are going to be in for yet another cracker of a run rain here.
It’s one of the rare pitches in the world where the side batting first has fared the better rub of the green and the side winning the toss will be looking to bat first and get some important playing time out in the middle.
Jos Buttler Vs Mitchell Starc
It’s been a wondrous season for Jos Buttler, one where his astute and articulate abilities as a batsman have come to the fore. Be it from the IPL to the recently concluded ODI series against Pakistan, the wicket-keeper has fruitfully opened for his side to set up just the exquisite platform they need to go and build onto a big total. He’s been destructive, someone who fears absolutely no bowler that’s sent down his way with his full range of shits seeing the ball find the fence anywhere on the ground.
In Mitchell Starc, he faces a bowler who Australia are going to rely on heavily. He’s their most experienced pacer, someone they’ll be wishing can take Jason Behrendorff and Pat Cummins under his tutelage. It’s a battle which could ultimately determine if England cross 350 on the day and is all set to be fought exuberantly.
David Warner Vs Chris Woakes
We’ve another opener featuring in our key battle of the day. The reason the Sunrisers Hyderabad were so successful this season was down to Jos Buttler and David Warner with the two putting on 7 50 plus stands for their side as they thwarted opposition bowling ranks with consummate success.
Warner however has yet to play an international match in more than a year now. Ever since being banned for an unsavoury ball tampering act, he was handed a ban in 2018 which ended only recently in March 2019. Being the first time he’ll be playing on the international stage, Australia will be eager to find out if he can carry the same form from the IPL and be their fulcrum at the top of the order.
He won’t find things easy against Chris Woakes though who was a real handful for Pakistan recently. Woakes knows when to use his shorter pitched deliveries judiciously and the ball moving away from Warner could trouble him.
England vs Australia Match Prediction
If this match was contested one year back, we would have had no qualms in saying that England will win this encounter. However the way that Australia have resurged their way through the ranks of international cricket in the past couple of months makes this a much more tricky proposition to determine.
England however are the number 1 ranked side in world cricket and rightfully so for a very valid reason. They’ve blown past sides with their batting and bowling units both coming together to deliver a deadly performance. We see England winning this practice match with a high scorer in sights.
England World Cup Squad
Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Jos Buttler (WK), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Australia World Cup Squad
Aaron Finch (C), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
ICC ODI Cricket World Cup Warm-Up Match, England Vs Australia
Date And Time: 25th May, Saturday- 3:00pm IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Television: Star Sports 1, 2/HD
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