A QUICK PREVIEW OF 2ND SEMI FINAL OF THE WORLD CUP. ENGLAND TAKE ON AUSTRALIA
After the surprising first semi-final of the world cup between India and New Zealand, in which the New Zealand cricket team take on the Indian cricket team and manage the scintillating win against India which surprises the whole cricket world. The 2nd semi-final of this ongoing mega-events is scheduled on Wednesday, 11th of July 2019 where England takes on Australia and both teams try their best to make their spot in the world cup finals in which they play against New Zealand, which is already in the finals of the world cup.
England has played 3 world cup finals (1979, 1987, and 1992) in which they fail to win a final and end up their tournament as the runners-up of the world cup. On the other hand, Australia played 7 world cup finals (1975, 1987, 1996, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015) in which they brilliantly win the title 5 times (1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015), most ODI world cup titles win among other teams. Let’s talk about some facts, figures, and findings and try to conclude which team has an edge over the other and has a better chance to win this 2nd semi-final of this world cup edition 2019.
ENGLAND VS AUSTRALIA HEAD TO HEAD IN ONE DAY INTERNATIONALS:
In head to head, we easily find out which team has a better chance to take on by mean of pressure by winning more matches against each other. If we talk about Australia and England, they also have a rivalry in the cricket world. They started One Day International Cricket on the same day (5 January 1971). As Pakistan vs India rivalry is popular and famous among the world, the same as this England vs Australia rivalry name as ASHES is also famous in the cricket world in which both the teams play for the superiority. If we talk about head to head One Day Internationals between Australia and England, they played 147 matches against each other in which Australia dominating the stats and won 81 where England manage to win 61 of their matches, where 2 matches were tied and 3 matches ended up with no results. As with these records, surely Australia has an edge over England team in this all very important semi-final of the world cup, but the pressure of the world cup semi-final stage will play a vital role as we saw in yesterday’s match between India and New Zealand.
ENGLAND VS AUSTRALIA HEAD TO HEAD IN ODI WORLD CUP:
As we just look back into the history of the ODI world cups, England surely looks like hey was fails badly to handle the pressure of the world cup as they played 3 finals but didn’t able to make it a single time for their country and always ended up their tournament as runners-up. But Australia is totally dominating their records and stats, hey somehow able to manage the pressure very well and won 5 out of 7 ODI World Cup finals they played. If we talk about England vs Australia head to head in the ODI World Cup tournaments, they both play against each other 8 times in the world cup, where Australia also dominating by 6 wins over England, where England manage to win 2 matches against Australia in the world cups. Australia’s highest score against England in the World Cups is 342 while England had the highest world cup score against Australia is 247. The lowest total Australia had against England in the ODI world cups was 94 while England had the lowest total of 93 against Australia in the world cups. The stats, facts, and figures show surely that Australia is well above England in managing the pressure of the world cup stage and somehow manage to perform well against England in the world cups and rest of the cricket.
POSITIVES FOR THE ENGLAND IN THIS SEMI-FINAL:
England in this world cup played some exceptionally good cricket and at some points, they played cricket which is average or below average, on summarizing this world cup, England team and fans surely have a rollercoaster world cup journey. Jofra Archer is the key player for England in their bowling line, where Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, and Ben Stokes play a vital role in the batting line for England win over Australia in this all very important world cup semi-final.
POSITIVES FOR THE AUSTRALIA IN THIS SEMI-FINAL:
Australia is very consistent throughout this world cup and even the first team of this world cup to qualify for the world cup semi-finals. if we talk about this world cup, Australia has the best bowler of the tournament in the form of Mitchell Starc, who is the leading wicket-taker of this tournament, and surely the best weapon in their bowling lineup, while David Warner, Steve Smith, Aaron Finch leading their team in the batting lineup. All these players play a key role for Australia in this all very important world cup semi-final.
Nowadays, fielding is the most important department for any team to win this sort of important matches. The team who catch more catches, grab more chances in the field and manage the pressure well will have more chances to the important matches. Both England and Australia are very best in the fielding department. Now it is the matter of pressure which team plays better cricket under huge pressure.
England played their last two matches brilliantly where Jonny Bairstow played exceptionally well and stood like one man army for his team and end up group stage matches with a winning momentum while Australia lost their last match of the group stage against South Africa which will surely help England to take over Australia in this all very important semi-final.