In perhaps what seems to be one of the most celebrated rivalries in the world of cricket, the historic second semi-final match between Australia and England for the World Cup 2019 is all set to take place today at 2:30 pm. Cricket fanatics and analysts are anticipating a rigorous battle between the two old foes alongside a bewilderingly incalculable outcome especially after comments made by English Captain Eoin Morgan where he claims that “England will be a different team against Australia this time” as opposed to the one the world saw two weeks ago at the Lord’s. With England having won their last 10 matches at Birmingham’s Edgbaston ground, it will again face a team who has emerged undefeated in four of the last five editions of the tournament. Indeed players such as the pundit of fast bowlers, Mitchell Starc, who only needs 2 more wickets to end up with a remarkable number of 50 from all world cups, and the celebrated batting guru ,David Warner, who also only needs 19 more runs to reach to a total of 5000 runs in ODI’s, will continue to serve as nightmares for the opposition but at the same time England is keeping the ambition alive by asserting that its players will “play their hearts out”.
Consequently, the Australian team also has a powerful batting lineup to be vary of and maintains that its players are ‘excited’ for the match. Australian Captain Aaron Finch while talking to the media on Wednesday, advocated that “We have played each other a lot over the past couple of years, so it will be whoever holds their nerves, whoever takes them half chances and whoever starts off the game really well in the first 10 overs, whether it is with a bat or a ball, will be so important for either side”. The match will certainly be a riveting Ashes showdown!