England (@1.3) vs Australia (@3.75)

Our Prediction:

England will win

England – Australia Match Prediction | 15-09-2019 06:00

Elsewhere, Australia have assured themselves of a spot in the semi-final after becoming the first side to reach the stage after getting the better of Bangladesh the last time around. The 48 run win for them now sees them having constructed a three match winning spree, one which has seen them pp England to earn the status of one of the favourites for the glistening trophy.

Vice-captain may be slightly safer. With Steve Smith injured, there could be a new game changer in this match. As captain then, Pat Cummins took 13 wickets in the first two matches and could be a safe pick for more points. Joe Root is a risky pick given he has not hit top form yet, but the England captain could be key on his home ground.

Englands test form has been up and down and that has been reflected in this series. They eventually set the tourists 266 to win in a rain-affected match, and had them 154/6 after Jofra Archers three wickets in the second innings when the match ended. They let big chances slip in the first test, as Australia eventually wrapped up a 251-run win, but enjoyed some good spells at Lords last time out.

James Vince, therefore, will continue to open the batting alongside Jonny Bairstow. England will continue to be without their first-choice opener in Jason Roy as he has failed to regain full fitness from the hamstring injury that has kept him out of the last two games. Liam Plunkett could also return, serving up swing as opposed to Mark Woods seam. Moeen Ali came in for criticism for his batting last time out and Liam Dawson is an option to bring in, but Ali generally appears to have the backing of the selectors.

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They could manage to score 250 runs in the reply of 258 runs. Steven Smith was the only successful bowler from their side who scored 92 runs. The batting order of Australia team failed to perform well in the second test match. They scored 154 runs in the second inning when the time of the match was ended. Usman Khawaja could manage to score 36 runs in the first inning. Marnus Labuschagne scored 59 runs in the second inning.

The bowling unit of England side performed better in the second inning than the first inning. Stuart Broad was the most successful bowler who picked up four wickets. They were charged for 156 runs till the time of the match was ended. The bowling unit of England side also failed to perform well in the second match. Jofra Archer and Jack Leach got three wickets each. Jofra Archer got two while Jack Leach had one wicket in his account. Chris Woakes got three wickets in the first inning. They were charged for 250 runs in the first inning.

Jonny Bairstow is an opening batsman, Jos Buttler is the X factor of the England side, while Alex Carey is very good down the order. Wicketkeeper: We have three excellent wicketkeeper options. He has not scored runs in the last few matches but loves playing against Australia and is not the kind of player to miss out for a long time. For this match, we have selected Jos Buttler.

The hosts managed to beat the South Africans and set a good pace for future games. The 2019 ICC World Cup started with the hosts, England taking on South Africa. However, one of the biggest upsets this season came when England lost to Sri Lanka in the 27th match of the ICC World Cup 2019. England has been up against reasonable teams, and theyve managed to beat them too. Australia too tasted their first defeat in this edition of the World Cup against India.

With ICC World Test Championship points up for grabs, as well as the Ashes of course, this is a key match for the hosts. They had Australia six down in the final session when the match ended in a draw. The English will have taken plenty of heart from the second test, which suffered as a result of the rain.

Our Match Prediction

However after several deliberations and dissecting the two teams, we are going to side with England if they bat first. Its extremely tough to call a winner out of this one, a tricky proposition which has left us pondering. Australia have problems in the middle-order and if Warner, Finch and Smith go early, theyll find it tough to chase down Englands hefty score.