BIRMINGHAM: Australia won the toss and decided to bat first against England in the second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday (today).
In the league stage match, Australia had comfortably thumped England by 64 runs at the Lord’s on June 25.
Chasing 286, none of the England batsmen could score big and the team was eventually bundled out for 221.
However, England’s confidence boosted after two back-to-back victories over India and New Zealand in their last two league stage matches.
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood