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Group A 2nd match information
England vs Australia,
Game: Australia vs England, second match Group A, ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
Date: February 14, 2015
Time: 3:30 AM GMT
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
The four times champion of Australia playing their first match of the World Cup in the country in 23 years, will be eager to start their campaign in style when they face England in their first match on February 14, 2015. Meanwhile the side led by Morgan Eoin will be interested in giving a general operation and avoid that rivals traditional get off to a winning start.
Australia hosts of the World Cup 2015
The co-hosts of the World Cup in 2015 are in excellent form having lost only one of their last 13 ODIs. Exceeded the India and England with ease in the recently concluded tri-series and looking set to extend their good state of form in the World Cup. With explosive batters like David Warner and Aaron Finch at the top order and with both players in good shape Australia possibly has the best opening pair in the tournament. The Middle order is also packed with quality players like Shane Watson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh and George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell. In fact the Australia batting order goes all the way up to number 10 taking into account Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson and Mitchell Starc can do lot of damage also. The bowling unit is also well balanced despite the absence of James Faulkner.
Australia Team news;
Michael Clarke and James Faulkner are discarded in this game while Australia is unlikely that should include left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty. Pat Cummins and Hazlewood will be fighting for a place in the eleven with Johnson and Starc as the other frontline Pacers. Another option for Australia is to include both at the expense of Mitchell Marsh.
Playing XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, George Bailey (Captain), Glenn Maxwell, Shane Watson, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (sem), Mitchell Johnson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood
England Team news:
Eoin Morgan will play without expectations taking into account their poor ODI form. Taking the captaincy away from Alastair Cook has done very little to change the fate of the side apart from a couple of victories against India in the recent series of three. Form ODI of England has been bad in the last couple of years. From 2013 England has only managed a pair of victories in the series against New Zealand in February 2013 and West Indies in February 2014 (a one-time wins against Scotland and Ireland not considered). Although they have a batting decent line up with the presence of Moeen Ali, Eoing Morgan, Ian Bell and Ravi Bopara among others only required a bit of pressure for England to crack. A quality seam attack is what they will have to do the work.Chris Woakes is likely to be offered in eleven and could open the bowling with James Anderson while Stuart Broad and Steven Finn will provide the backup. England is not likely to include James Tredwell in the unless forced by the nature of the field of play to.
Playing XI: Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Taylor, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (sem), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Steve Finn, James Anderson.
David Warner, James Anderson has said that the first party of Australia rash which is more than another quarrel away from suspension need not "too much stimulus ' to make him crazy." Warner also can decide to give it back to England but with the bat and if to do something bigger will have a devastating effect on Eoin Morgan team.Eoin Morgan, Shortly after the tri-series the captain of England began their mind games in order to disrupt Australia's pacer premium Mitchell Johnson. Morgan could be a little careful of the izquierda-brazo fast but he manages to get the better of Johnson would do wonders for the confidence of England.
The number of individual centuries in Australia Inglaterra matches of the World Cup. Kevin Pietersen scored one in the 2007 World Cup but came in a lost cause. Ricky Ponting's 86 in the same game is the highest by an Australian against England in the World Cup.
England has won against Australia in their last 10 times ODI matches. They have also won just twice in six matches against Australia and his last victory at the World Cup came in 1992.Previous record in the favour of England.