In the second semi-final of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, a high-voltage encounter is certainly on the cards as England and Australia stake a claim for a place in the final..
In the warm-up game prior to the World Cup and the league game which was played between these two countries, Australia were able to get the better of England and will look to maintain the streak although England's new found momentum could prove to be pivotal.
With injuries hindering Australia's team set-up, the prospect of Steven Smith batting up the order is ominous for England, who have the likes of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood to bank on in the death overs. With Edgbaston playing host to this fierce rivalry, here are a few tips to help you pick your Dream11 team.
Squads to choose from
Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Matthew Wade, Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson
Eoin Morgan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, James Vince, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Liam Plunkett, and Tom Curran
Playing XI Updates
Peter Handscomb is set to make his World Cup debut at the expense of Khawaja's injury. This should see a shuffle in the batting order with Steve Smith returning to his preferred number three spot while Handscomb will hold the key in the middle order. The rest of the side should remain unchanged with Nathan Lyon bowling tight lines in the middle overs, with Mitchell Starc's form certain to make an impact on Thursday.