The rain has affected Australia team the most. They have not completed a single match in this Champions Trophy. The match is against the best, England, who has not lost a single match till now. The match is in Edgbaston where all the matches played till now have been effected by rain. This is a must win for Australia.
The things are going pretty smooth for England team. England is already into the Semis. If Australia loses the match they will be out of the tournament.
Last 5 Completed Matches :
England : WWLWW
Australia : LLWWW
Scoring Pattern :
Last 5 games played at Edgbaston Ground, First inning scores have been (1-2 denotes match won by side batting first or second)
219/2, 319/1, 254/2, 408/1, 206/2
Average first batting total in last five games is 281
Pitch Condition :
The pitch is new and assists in batting. The ground has recorded many high scoring matches. This match should not be different.
The pitch is good and high scoring match in expected.
Weather Condition :
According to weather report, there is rain in the morning as well as at the night. The match can be played in between. It could allow the daylight time to finish the match.
England 1 Jason Roy, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Adil Rashid, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Jake Ball.
Australia 1 David Warner, 2 Aaron Finch, 3 Steven Smith (capt), 4 Moises Henriques, 5 Glenn Maxwell, 6 Travis Head, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood.
Watch Out For :
Joe Root :
He is the most consistent batsman in England squad. He scored 64 runs against NZ and 133 against Bangladesh.
He is in great form. He took 6 wickets in the match against New Zealand. Due to his presence other players are also getting confidence.
Stats and trivia
* Against Bangladesh, David Warner became the fastest Australian to 4000 ODI runs and the equal third among all-comers, behind Hashim Amla and Viv Richards
* Eoin Morgan in this match will move into equal second on the list of ODIs captained for England; this game will take him to 62, alongside Andrew Strauss, and behind only Alastair Cook (69)
* Australia could be forgiven for expecting the worst from this game: of their past six ODIs at Edgbaston (a period stretching back to 2005), five have been washed out.