England and Australia, two great rivals will lock horns at Ahmedabad on 4th November 2023. This will be the match 36th of the ICC World Cup 2023. Following is the preview of England vs Australia Match 36 of World Cup 2023.
Australia vs England Today Match Preview
England is at the bottom of the points table with just one win out of their 6 games. Their journey to the semi-finals is already over. They have had their worst campaign in World Cup history and there is nothing left to lose now.
Aussies on the other hand had a nervy start, but they bounced back brilliantly and are now ranked 3rd in the Points Table. They need to win this game and strengthen their chance of going into the next round. Australia’s next two games are against relatively easier oppositions (Bangladesh and Afghanistan). So if they beat England, their semi-final spot will probably be cemented.
The track at Ahmedabad supports the batters. It is not completely flat, there is some initial movement but it is more in favor of the batsmen. England’s batting has been disastrous throughout the event, while the Aussies have got excellent performing openers followed by good middle order. Aussies will miss Mitch Marsh but still, they have plenty of firepower in their batting.
Aussies will begin this game as favorites but England can surprise since they have nothing to lose now.
Australia vs England Playing 11
England can leave out Ben Stokes as he has not looked a hundred percent fit. There are also rumors of Stokes’ undergoing surgery after the World Cup so he might have to sit out in this game making way for Harry Brook to come.
Confirmed XI: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (C), Harry Brook, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid and Mark Wood.
Cameron Green and Marcus Stoinis will have to play together to replace Mitch Marsh who has returned home for personal reasons, and Glenn Maxwell who got hurt while playing Golf. The rest of the lineup is likely to be the same.
Probable XI: David Warner, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Josh Inglis, Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
Head to Head:
Australia has dominated England in World Cup history. Out of the 9 games played between the two sides, Aussies have won 6 while England has won just 3. Overall in ODI cricket, Australia has won 87 games against England while England has won 63.
Players to Watch Out For:
Australia will miss Mitchell Marsh but Travis Head and David Warner will make sure to score big. In their previous game against New Zealand, they scored 388 in the first innings with Head scoring a hundred on return while Warner scored 81. Warner has had a tremendous run throughout the World Cup and he will look to continue the same run in this game too. Glenn Maxwell is under key batter who scored 41(24) against New Zealand. Maxwell has a strike rate of 148 with the bat in this event which makes a very dangerous batter.
With 16 wickets, Adam Zampa is the joint 2nd Highest Wicket-Taker of the World Cup. Zampa’s spin trap is something that the batters cannot get through. He will be crucial for the Aussies in this game too.
England’s bowling has been their strength in this tournament. Their batting was massively disappointing but the bowlers have done well. Against India, Willey took 3/45 while Woakes picked 2/33 and Adil Rashid also took 2 scalps. All 3 of them will have to bowl extremely well against the Kangaroos as well.
Except for Dawid Malan, all the specialist batters of England have been averaging under 35 in this event with the bat. All eyes will be on the England batting lineup on how well they do collectively.
England vs Australia Toss Prediction
Toss is likely to go Australia’s way and they will opt to bat first.
Australia vs England Match Prediction
Australia will be favorites to win this game. They will have a 70% chance of winning.