Australia bat against England in World Cup semi-final

Tanya Simon
July 11, 2019

Pietersen, who works as a broadcaster, has been vocal about his criticism of the England team and Morgan on many instances at the ongoing tournament. Only Rohit Sharma has scored more runs with Warner formulating three centuries, including 166 against Bangladesh which is the highest score of the tournament.

But, with the pressure ratcheted up a notch, can the skipper inspire his side to another win against England after a comprehensive victory against the host nation in the group phase?

England have been somewhat shaky throughout periods of the competition.

England began the World Cup as favourites and the number-one ranked team, but in this tournament they've lost to Pakistan, Sri Lanka and, worryingly, Australia.

England insist the way they handled Trent Boult against New Zealand last week shows they can avoid another top-order disaster against Australia's left-armers. Logically, their supreme record in past World Cups should not be a guaranteed precursor to ultimate success in this one, but it is a psychological tool for Langer to deploy in approaching this match.

Fast bowlers Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett were also spotted in the nets.

"The innings Jadeja played, it was like he was playing on a different wicket, really".

While cricketers are susceptible to criticism from pundits and fans alike there's no denying that they don't get affected by it.

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"Australia are a great team".

Yet England's chase was doomed as early as the second ball when James Vince became the first of Behrendorff's five victims. "This is going to be one of the most exciting games of this World Cup with two very good teams who both know what it takes to win on the big stage", said Clarke.

Yet it is that result and performance that propelled the hosts back into life.

Khawaja was ruled out of further participation in the marquee event due to a hamstring strain which he sustained during his side's surprising 10-run defeat at the hands of South Africa in their last group stage clash at Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday.

It's the semi-final of a World Cup."I think the fact that throughout the group stages for a while getting through to this stage looked unlikely, or was called into question".

After a semifinal that Boult said had the feel of a test because it was played out over two days, New Zealand's players can now put their feet up and take in Australia-England.

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