Match 32 of ICC Cricket World Cup will be seen the battle between the two tournament favourite – England and Australia at Lord’s. Both the teams have such quality players that they are able to change the table single-handedly. Though the host, England shockingly lost to Sri Lanka in their last game, they have four wins from six games. Earlier they lost to Pakistan. On the other hand, Australia won their 5 games out of 6. They only lost to India. It will be interesting to see whether England bounce back or Australia managed to keep their winning momentum on.
Jason Roy has been ruled out for the clash which certainly weakened England squad as James Vince simply can’t be that threat to the opponents. On the other hand, no injury news from Australia’s den. Marcus Stoinis’ return has made their squad stronger.
Predicted Playing 11
England: Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett/Tom Curran, Adil Rashid
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
Weather and pitch report
Rains are forecast at the night on Monday but the weather is expected to be clear before the game. However, if not, Lord’s is well equipped to deal with the showers and expected to the game will go forward smoothly.
Both the teams have met 7 times in the history of ICC World Cup where Australia won 5 times and England 2. The result clearly shows the dominance of Australia over England.
In the Dream 11 team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match, Jonny Bairstow has been named the wicketkeeper, keeping his great form in mind. He has already scored two fifties in the tournament. He has the ability to provide a flying start to his team.
Five batsmen have been selected on this Dream 11 team, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khwaja, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root. Though Usman Khwaja is still trying to score big, Warner, Finch, Morgan and Root all are dealing with centuries and half-centuries. Warner has amassed 447 runs so far and the second highest run-getter while Root is the third with 424 runs from their 6 games. Finch is not far behind as he has scored 396 runs so far and currently the fourth leading run-getter in the tournament. They can pose big threats to their opponents and have the ability to turn the table anytime.
The Dream 11 team also consists of two all-rounders, named Glenn Maxwell and Moeen Ali. Maxwell took time to settle down at first but later he has scored some quickfire knocks against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He is expected to carry forward that momentum. On the other hand, Moeen Ali has taken a couple of wickets but was earlier struggling with the bat. However, he has scored a 9-ball 31, including a boundary and 4 sixes against Afghanistan which certainly gives him the confidence to do well.
Three bowlers have been named in the Dream 11 team, named Mitchell Starc, Mark Wood and Jofra Archer. Both Starc and Archer have 15 wickets each from the tournament while Wood has 12. Moreover, Starc has one four-wicket haul and one five-wicket haul. They all are able to provide early breakthroughs for their respective teams. As the fast bowlers are dominating the tournament so far, it is expected that they will do well in the game as well.
Captain and vice-captain
Joe Root and David Warner have been chosen the captain and vice-captain of the Dream 11 team respectively of ES.