With the World Cup just around the corner, all the national teams brace themselves for the upcoming mega event. Ten teams will battle it out over the period of six weeks in the quest of the ultimate glory. England and Wales will be seen hosting the World Cricket Cup 2019 which is set to begin from 30th May. The home side has to square off with their arch-rivals Australian team in their first warm-up match before the World Cup.
Often regarded as the firm favorites to lift their maiden World Cup title, England has been the most consistent team in the limited overs cricket. Their explosive batting lineup has been one of the prime reasons why England has been the number one ODI outfit in the recent years. The World Cup squad looks good with the right combination of youth and experience. With Eoin Morgan at the helm, the hosts have the potential to go all the way in this tournament. Few players will make their World Cup debut whereas some seasoned campaigners will provide the much-needed experience to this young team.
Hailed as the most successful outfit in the Cricket World Cup history, Australia has lifted the trophy five times and featured in seven finals which remain a world record. Aaron Finch will lead the Australian team in the quest of their sixth World Cup crown. The Kangaroos must be ecstatic with the arrival of David Warner and Steve Smith after prolific IPL campaign. Warner, in particular, had a sensational tournament in India whereas Smith looked in decent touch. Though Australia is currently considered as the underdogs even before the World Cup begins, the reigning champions have the potential to go all the way in England.
Date: Saturday, 25th May 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
League: ICC World Cup 2019
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar
Avg 1st Innings score: 262
Avg 2nd Innings score: 213
Highest Total: 373/3 (50 Ov) by Eng vs PAK
Lowest Total: 65/10 (24 Ov) by USA vs AUS
Highest Chased: 306/7 (49 Ov) by NZ vs Eng
Lowest Defended: 251/7 (50 Ov) by Eng vs SL
- James Vince, Liam Dawson, and Jofra Archer have been included in the final 15-man squad for the World Cup.
- While Alex Hales, Joe Denly and David Willey made way for the trio.
- Jhye Richardson has been ruled out of the World Cup following an injury.
- Kane Richardson is set to replace the youngster in the starting lineup.
Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Aaron Finch (capt), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, *Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
- Jason Roy
- Jos Butler
- Jofra Archer
- David Warner
- Glenn Maxwell
- Pat Cummins