England vs Australia #CT17 Match Preview

Host nation England are already into the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 after beating Bangladesh and New Zealand. Their toughest challenge yet though will follow when they take on old rivals Australia tomorrow at Edgbaston. England can’t afford a let-up in their momentum and if Australia does not get through into the knock-out stages of the tournament then this will be this last contest between the two nations before the Ashes later in the year.

The Aussies were well on course to beat Bangladesh before the skies opened. Australia have lost against England in the Champions Trophy in 2004 and in 2013. David Warner and Steve Smith are once again going to be the key men in their runs total on the board. While they boast Mitchell Starc in the bowling attack, he is backed up well by Josh Hazlewood but so far the rest of the backup bowlers haven’t really lived up to much at all and England will look to get at them. The Aussies will come out all fired up as they have to win, but then there is that golden carrot dangling in front of England to knock Australia out of the Champions Trophy at Edgbaston... again!

Squads

Australia: Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Aaron Smith, Pat Cummins, John Hastings, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Chris Lynn, Glenn Maxwell, James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Jos Buttler, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Mark Wood, Steven Finn.

England vs Australia ODI records at Edgbaston

Matches: 11
England Wins: 5
Australia Wins: 3
Abandoned/no result: 3

1972 England won by 2 wickets
1977 England won by 101 runs
1980 England won by 47 runs
1981 Australia won by 2 runs
1985 Australia won by 4 wickets
1993 Australia won by 6 wickets
2004 England won by 6 wickets
2005 No result
2012 Match abandoned
2013 England won by 48 runs
2013 No result

HIGHEST INNINGS TOTALS LOWEST INNINGS TOTALS

320-8 (55 overs) England 1980
280-4 (53.3 overs) Australia 1993

LOWEST INNINGS TOTALS

70 (25.2 overs) Australia 1977
171 (53.5 overs) England 1977

INDIVIDUAL HUNDREDS

108 G.A.Gooch 1980 (ENG)
113 M.E.Waugh 1993 (AUS)
115 G.A.Gooch 1985 (ENG)
167* R.A.Smith 1993 (ENG)

HIGHEST PARTNERSHIPS FOR EACH WICKET FOR ENGLAND

1st 154 runs G.A.Gooch and G.Boycott 1980
2nd 140 runs M.E.Trescothick and M.P.Vaughan 2004
3rd 77 runs C.W.J.Athey and R.O.Butcher 1980
4th 75 runs M.W.Gatting and J.D.Love 1981
5th 142 runs R.A.Smith and G.P.Thorpe 1993
6th 47 runs M.W.Gatting and I.T.Botham 1981
7th 56 runs R.S.Bopara and T.T.Bresnan 2013
8th 55 runs C.M.Old and J.K.Lever 1977
9th 15 runs J.K.Lever and D.L.Underwood 1977
10th 11 runs J.K.Lever and R.G.D.Willis 1977

HIGHEST PARTNERSHIPS FOR EACH WICKET FOR AUSTRALIA

1st 53 runs B.M.Laird and J.Dyson 1980
2nd 86 runs G.M.Wood and G.N.Yallop 1981
3rd 97 runs K.C.Wessels and A.R.Border 1985
4th 168 runs M.E.Waugh and A.R.Border 1993
5th 101 runs A.Symonds and M.E.K.Hussey 2005
6th 65 runs A.R.Border and S.P.O’Donnell 1985
7th 39 runs M.J.Clarke and B.Lee 2004
8th 35 runs G.F.Lawson and D.K.Lillee 1981
9th 22 runs J.R.Hammond and D.K.Lillee 1972
10th 31 runs J.P.Faulkner and C.J.McKay 2013

FIVE WICKETS IN AN INNINGS

For England: No instance. Best figures 4-27 G.G.Arnold 1972
For Australia: 5-20 G.S.Chappell 1977 and 5-18 G.J.Cosier 1977

Arnes Pobric

Head of Marketing

Covering everything from Cricket to Conferences, Arnes is responsible for co-ordinating marketing campaigns and sales activities at Edgbaston.

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