Get the app

Edgbaston Pitch Report: Overcast Conditions May Assist Pacers On A Batting Friendly Track

After winning two consecutive games to qualify for the semis, England will be playing against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday (July 11) with a place in the 2019 World Cup final at stake.

Cricketnext Staff |July 11, 2019, 7:45 AM IST
Edgbaston ground in Birmingham. (Pic: AFP)

After winning two consecutive games to qualify for the semis, England will be playing against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Thursday (July 11) with a place in the 2019 World Cup final at stake.

This is going to be the fifth game of the tournament at the venue.

The trend of batting first after winning the toss is likely to continue and England would be looking to take inspiration from their game against India at the same ground. However, the cloudy weather may also assist the pacers.

With the presence of shorter boundary at one side, the opening pairs of both teams Jason Roy – Jonny Bairstow and David Warner – Aaron Finch will be looking to get their teams off to a good start.

While Australia have qualified for the finals five out of the last six occasions, this is going to be England’s first semi-final appearance in 27 years. Hence, whichever team manages to keep its nerves better is likely to emerge on top.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 New Zealand 3241 112
3 South Africa 3177 102
4 England 4593 102
5 Australia 3672 102
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7364 121
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
see more
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10071 258
see more