Date & Time: Thursday, 11th July, 3:00 PM IST
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
For England, it is their first semi-final since 1992 and right from the beginning they were heralded as favorites. The last four years have been full of learning, and the team seems to have picked up on some good gaming strategies. At the same time, Trevor Bayliss the Australian coach is busy guiding the team to their first World Cup title.
Peter Handscomb is scheduled to play, and he might also be a direct replacement for Khawaja. Glenn Maxwell, who hasn’t wielded his bat yet, could be moved and Wade would probably go in at number three. Further discussions went on in the evening around that subject.
Probable Playing XI:
Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon
No injuries reported anywhere and the entire squad including Jason Roy seem to be in enthusiastic health. Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood were seen bowling with pace in the middle. The batsmen tried their hand at range hitting and seemed all ready to take on their opponents.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid
As reports go, the pitch is fresh, and the outfield has been well-mowed and is bound to stay light under the feet. After the last time, India vs New Zealand’s slow-scoring semis, the fans are expecting this one to move fast. Edgbaston is known for its cricket-wickets. Who chooses to bat or bowl after the toss, is not bound to matter much.
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