Match 36: AUS vs ENG| Game Analysis| Pitch Report| Best 11

The 36th match of the tournament will be played between Australia (AUS) and England (ENG).

Current Standings:

PositionTeamsPointsNet Run Rate

Australia (AUS) Analysis:

Aussies after losing two matches in the beginning have now been consistent with their victories. They are currently in the 3rd spot and if they manage wins in all the remaining matches then their road to qualification will be simple. They are performing brilliantly in all the departments and are regaining their momentum. 

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
5th MatchIndiaLost by 6 wickets
10th MatchSouth AfricaLost by 134 runs
14th MatchSri LankaWon by 5 wickets
18th MatchPakistanWon by 62 runs
24th Match NetherlandsWon by 309 runs
27th MatchNew ZealandWon by 5 runs

David Warner in his last three matches were playing like a beast. In his last three matches he scored 163, 104 & 81 runs. He has 413 runs in his pocket with a healthy strike rate of 112.53. Travis Head played in the last match and it was his first match in the World Cup  and he scored a brilliant century and scored 109 runs in 67 balls. He batted destructively in tests also and was a proper batsman in short format. 

Mitchell Marsh has also played well with 225 runs in 6 matches. He has 1 century and 1 half century in his name. But unfortunately he will miss the match as he went to Australia due to some of his personal reasons. Steve Smith didn’t perform well in this tournament. He just has a single half century to his name which came against Netherlands where he scored 71 runs. Marnus Labuschagne also has 1 half century to his name which also came against Netherlands and there he scored 62 runs. 

Glenn Maxwell has improved his performance as compared to beginning. He already hit the fastest century in the World Cup and is looking more aggressive than before. Also with the ball he has taken 4 wickets in his pocket. Josh Inglis scored 1 half century in the tournament. He is providing some valuable runs in the end but needs to contribute more with the bat in the death overs. 

Pat Cummins, the leader of the team is contributing in both the departments. He is basically a bowler and took 8 wickets in the tournament but he batted destructively in the death overs and contributed some valuable runs with the bat. Mitchell Starc  grabbed 7 wickets till now. He was wicketless in the last match against New Zealand which was his first time in the World Cup. He is also a little expensive in his spells and needs to be more precise with the bowl. 

Josh Hazelwood has taken 8 wickets till now. He is highly dangerous in the starting overs. Adam Zampa  started the tournament with some low performances but after that he has taken back to back minimum 3 wickets in the last 4 matches. Till now he grabbed 16 wickets, just a little thing he needs to improve is his economy which is 6.22.   

Marcus Stoinis might be considered in the playing 11 in place of Marsh. Stoinis didn’t have a decent tournament till now and he might be in a hurry to make this chance fruitful.    

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Pat Cummins ©, David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Josh Inglis (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Adam Zampa. 

England (ENG) Analysis:

The defending champions are not looking in form in this tournament. They have tried all their players but nothing seems to be working in their way. They failed in all the departments and were unable to carry their last winning momentum. One of the biggest chokings was their batting lineup. They have a huge batting lineup but none of them perform consistently.  

Tournament performance so far:

Match NumberOpponentsResult
1st MatchNew ZealandLost by 9 wickets
7th MatchBangladeshWon by 137 runs
13th MatchAfghanistanLost by 69 runs
20th MatchSouth AfricaLost by 229 runs
25th MatchSri LankaLost by 8 wickets
29th MatchIndiaLost by 100 runs

Dawid Malan is the only centurion from the team in this tournament. He scored 140 runs against Bangladesh. But after that he got some couple of good starts but couldn’t convert that into a big one. Jonny Bairstow has been shown much upsets with the bat in most of the innings. He just has one half century to his name which came against Bangladesh where he scored 52 runs. 

Joe Root, one of the strongest players from the team, has started the tournament with 2 half centuries where he scored 77 & 82 runs. But after that he choked and in his last three matches he got out in single digits. Ben Stokes who was injured and made himself fit in the last three matches where he just scored 5, 43 & 0. These stats don’t justify him well. 

Jos Butler, the leader of the team hasn’t hit a 50 in the tournament till now and has a highest score of 43 runs which came against New Zealand in the very first match. He is highly inconsistent with the bat and strings of low scores continue. Moeen Ali  has not been able to perform in both the departments. With the ball he didn’t get any wickets and with the bat he has scored very less. 

Liam Livingstone, the hard hitter of the ball has been unable to hit that firmly. Not only this, his connection with the bat and ball has also been poor in the World Cup. Harry Brook scored a brilliant half century against Afghanistan but in the remaining he was hardly seen scoring any runs. He is struggling with his form. 

Chris Woakes played in the team as a bowler more than batsman, but he failed in both the departments. Against India in the last match though he got 2 wickets and was also economical  but in the remaining matches which he played was not able to perform brilliantly. David Willey  has 5 wickets to his name which came in the last two matches. He is considerably performing well  as compared to the other players in the team. He can also bat well as he opens in the domestic matches.  

Adil Rashid, the main spinner of the team has 8 wickets to his name which is the most from them. He is mostly performing consistently with the bowl and also bowled some economical spells. Mark Wood has taken just 4 wickets till now in the World Cup. he is one of the fastest bowlers in the world but this couldn’t be converted into wickets. His precision to the line and length worsens. 

Gus Atkinson only played one match where he took wickets and with the bat he also contributed some healthy runs where he scored 35 runs which came against South Africa. Sam Curran, one of the star all rounders from the side has been highly expensive in his spells and with the bat he was unable to score much.           

Predicted 11 for the Match:

Jos Butler (c/wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood. 

Pitch Report and Weather Report:

The match will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad. Here are both red and black soil pitches present in the stadium. Black soil will offer some assistance to the pacers as it will have bounce and good for batting conditions while on the other hand red soil will be useful for slow bowlers as it will carry a good amount of turn. 

Weather will be clear throughout the day as 34 degree celsius will be during daytime while it will reduce to 21 degree celsius during evening. Humidity will be less than 40% and no chances of rain is expected during the match day.        

Head to head (AUS vs ENG) in the World Cup:

They played 9 matches against each other in the World Cup.  

Matches won63
Highest score342247
Lowest score9493

Best 11 for the match:

Jos Butler, Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Travis Head, Joe Root, Glenn Maxwell, Dawid Malan, David Willey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa.

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