On any other day, the match between Australia vs England will keep experts and fans excited. But not this time, as the defending champions England are almost out of the World Cup, with five losses from seven games. Even if Jos Buttler & Co manage to beat arch-rivals Australia, it still won’t be enough as they will require other results to go their way. So, England will only have pride left to play for, while Australia will target a semis berth.
After two consecutive losses, Australia have revived its fortunes in the World Cup by winning four matches on the bounce. They are coming off a close win against New Zealand and would fancy beating England as well.
The match will be played at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The pitch out here is pretty good for batting, as was evidenced in the two matches played so far in this World Cup.
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England have played one game in Ahmedabad and were outplayed by New Zealand. England knows the conditions well and will be hoping to put on a better display this time around.
Narendra Modi Stadium: Batting paradise awaits between epic ENG vs AUS clash
The picture will be flat, and the batters are expected to be hard in the powerplay. While the bowlers will get some movement under the lights, the batters have a huge advantage over the bowlers at the Ahmedabad surface. With dew expected to come, Australia and England will look to chase.
Both these teams like chasing, and have shown over the years to go about the business in a cool and composed way. 280 is the average first innings score in Ahmedabad.
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