Australia push semi-final case
Australia were written off before the tournament after some abysmal form in the lead up to the tournament, but two games in, the Aussies have won both and are arguably one win away from making the semi-finals berth their own. It might not come this game, though, will England presenting a strong challenge. Australia have odds of 2.28 to win the game.
England have also won both their matches so far although that was widely expected given how good they are in the format. That England have adapted seamlessly to UAE augurs well for them with a place in the knockouts all but confirmed. They have odds of 1.61 to get one step closer to the semi-finals.
Australia ahead on overall records
Australia have won 10 of the 18 completed matches between these sides with England winning eight. The trend has shifted ever so slightly of late, though, with England winning four of the last seven matches, including a 2-1 series win in 2020.
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In 2021, Australia have won just six out of 17 matches. England, on the other hand, have won nine of the 13 matches this year.
Keep an eye on…
Mitchell Starc: He produced a stunning yorker against Sri Lanka the other day and has slowly, but surely, found his rhythm in the UAE. Starc has a strong record against England and will have the conditions to his liking.
Jos Buttler: Buttler hasn’t quite fired in the UAE yet, but is as dangerous a batter as they come in this format. Buttler can swing the game early on if he can silence Australia’s bowling attack with the new ball.
TIP: David Warner found his groove in the last match against Sri Lanka. He has odds of 4.20 to be Australia’s top batter.