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ICC Champions Trophy | Match preview: Australia vs England; Do or die situation for Kangaroos against host

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 10 June 2017, 10:14 AM
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Home side England shall be locking horns against arch rivals Australia in Champions Trophy Group A match in Birmingham on Saturday.

It is a do or die scenario for Australia because if they lose to England then they will be out of the competition. The English side have already qualified for the semi-final.

The outcome of today’s match will also affect Bangladesh’ chance of semi-final berth. If Australia win the tournament then Bangladesh will be out of the competition.

England (probable) 1 Jason Roy, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Jake Ball.

Having not completed an innings so far in the tournament, Australia have had limited chance to assess their batsmen. Chris Lynn could be in contention for a call-up, but less clear is who would sit out to accommodate him.

Australia (possible) 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Moises Henriques, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Travis Head, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.


First Published: Saturday, June 10, 2017 10:07 AM
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