England desperate to avoid missing out on the Champions Trophy
- Glenn Maxwell was ruled out of this fixture after suffering a freak accident on a golf park while Mitch Marsh flew home for personal reasons.
- The top seven teams in the World Cup group stage and the hosts Pakistan qualify for the Champions Trophy 2025.
The Ashes rivals England and Australia are set to lock horns in match 36 of the World Cup 2023 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on November 4th. Australia are third on the table with eight points and a net run-rate of 0.970. They have won four games on the trot, recently edging out New Zealand by five runs. Australia head into the game as favourites at 1.64
England are languishing at the bottom of the table with two points and the worst net run-rate, having lost five of their six games by heavy margins. Most recently, they went down by 100 runs against India. England have odds of 2.34 to win this match.
The head to head record between these two rivals in fifty-over cricket is tilted towards Australia. They have competed against each other in 155 ODIs, of which Australia have won 87 while England have claimed 63 matches. As for the previous 10 completed clashes, Australia lead the scoreline by 6-4.
Ahmedabad has hosted a total of 28 ODIs in men’s cricket, in which the team batting first and second has won 14 games each. Both teams are likely to bat first, and look to extract some movement later in the evening. Our toss prediction is that Australia will win the toss and bat first.
England have had a disastrous campaign whereas Australia have won their previous four games. Given the current form, Australia will be favourites with a win probability of 74%.
The average first innings score at Narendra Modi Stadium after 28 ODIs stands at 241. The number for the last five games comes down to 230.
The pitches at Ahmedabad stadium have traditionally been balanced, with something in it for everyone. Seamers get good assistance here with the new ball but batters can score at a good rate afterwards. The weather in Ahmedabad is expected to be sunny and clear on Saturday, with the temperature ranging between 27-35 degrees.
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Gus Atkinson, Adil Rashid
David Warner, Travis Head, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green, Marcus Stoinis, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood
Harry Brook: England are likely to go back to Harry Brook after being eliminated from the tournament. Brook is their brightest star and had scored 66 against Afghanistan earlier in the competition.
Travis Head: The dashing left hand batter marked his World Cup debut with a blistering 109 off 67 against New Zealand. Head has scored 900 runs in ODIs since 2022 at an average of 64 while striking at 124.
England have looked completely clueless in the World Cup, failing to apply themselves with the bat especially. Australia, on the other hand, are on a four-match winning streak. They will be without Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh but still have enough firepower to beat this English side.
Our tip: Australia to win the match at 1.64
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Adam Zampa has taken 16 wickets in the ongoing World Cup at a strike rate of 18.3. The leg-spinner has taken three four-wicket hauls in the last four outings. Back Zampa at 4.35 to be Australia’s top bowler in the match.