On the other hand, the hosts England are at the 4th place with two defeats against 1992 champions Pakistan and 1996 winners Sri Lanka. The hosts England are eager to win their first title which is at home soil, Morgan and Co. will have to win at least two out of their remaining three games to seal a place in the semi-final. England cricket team led by their star Eoin Morgan who did a fantastic job so far in this edition of WC, feeling the pressure of winning the World title at home, the 32nd game of the marquee event at the home of cricket (Lords) is the perfect opportunity for Aussies to smash England's hopes of making to the last four of the ICC World Cup 2019.
Jason Roy ruled out of the ICC World Cup 2019, the best pick for the openers would be David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. Both players opened for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019 and are in an amazing form since then. Steve Smith and Eoin Morgan and the next two should be the main picks along with Usman Khawaja and Joe Root, Root already has two centuries in this World Cup so far.
There is no doubt that Australian wicket-keeper Alex Carey is a talented batsman and excellent behind the stumps but he is no Jos Buttler. The England vice-captain is the best batsman in his team and terrific with his glove work as well. Also Buttler has been averaging over 50 with the bat since the beginning of 2018 so picking him in the side should be a good idea.
Ben Stokes is one of the leading all-rounders in this edition of WC so far. He nearly take their side at home in the last match against Sri Lanka but unfortunately his partners at the other end doesn?t make it count as they ran out quickly. He is doing a fine job in this World Cup with the bat and impressive with the ball. Also Aussies all-rounder Glenn Maxwell can be another pick as he smashed the ball all around and a handy off-spin bowler with the ability to break partnerships as well.
The match will be played at Lord's where the pitch is expected to suit the batsmen that?s why the importance of Jofra Archer and Mitchell Starc would be increased in their bowling line-up. Both pacers are tied with 15 wickets each in 6 games along with another joint-highest wicket takers Mohammad Amir. Adil Rashid and Adam Zampa can be the specialist wrist-spinners for both sides in the squad.
The analysts suggests a thrilling win for Australia over England at the home of cricket Lords in this marquee clash.
Playing XI prediction:
England playing XI: Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(C)
Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood.
Australia playing XI: Aaron Finch(C), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey(Wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, and Adam Zampa