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Australia and England clash in the 36th match of the 2023 World Cup with the match to be played in Ahmedabad on Saturday, November 4.
Our top Australia vs England predictions
- 1 Our top Australia vs England predictions
- 2 AUS vs ENG – Age-old rivalry renews
- 3 Pitch report and weather conditions
- 4 Key match details for AUS vs ENG
Australia are 5/8 (1.63) to win this one thanks to their recent resurgence but more vitally because of the manner in which England have capitulated so meekly in the competition so far.
First Prediction: Australia to win: 5/8 (1.63)
England have had no answers to their woes. Just when it seemed like they had found some bowling rhythm against India in their previous match their batting caved in very easily. Against a solid Australian team, we can expect some more of the same, especially given their recent ODI head to head which is so much in favour of Australia.
Second Prediction: Top Australia batsman – David Warner: 10/3 (4.33)
An in-form Warner is a hard nut to crack. An in-form Warner who has smelled blood in the form of a struggling opposition bowling attack is a batter who will take them down in a hurry like how he did against Pakistan. Expecting him to get another big one in this.
AUS vs ENG – Age-old rivalry renews
Australia-England contests have always had a bit of an edge because of their long-standing rivalry but the two teams come into this encounter with different agenda.
Defending champions England are playing for pride and to ensure they qualify for the Champions Trophy to be held in 2025 while Australia are gunning for the semifinal berth here.
After a slow start to the tournament, Australia have pulled themselves together rather nicely and are now looking like a team to beat. They still have a few chinks like was the case when New Zealand almost chased down 388 against them and will hope their bowling can get it right this time.
England’s only win in this tournament came against Bangladesh and they also enter this game on the back of a 100-run drubbing at the hands of India despite chasing just 229. The trouble for England has been the lack of bowling edge and a sudden loss of form for the batters.
Australia vs England h2h score
In World Cups, it’s 6-3 in favour of Australia with their last game coming in the semifinal of the 2019 edition where England had thrashed the Aussies very easily on their way to the title.
Overall, they have faced off 155 times and Australia leads 87-63 with two ties to go with that. In the six matches since that semifinal game, Australia leads 5-1.
Pitch report and weather conditions
There have been two matches played at this ground this World Cup and both were won by the teams chasing. What might have changed is the teams’ approach given more and more teams have started realising how sapping it is to field first, making it so much more difficult to chase.
The weather will play a key role again with temperatures expected to reach a high of 36 degrees centigrade with humidity upward of 50%. Teams winning the toss will want to bat first.
Key match details for AUS vs ENG
- Date & Time: 8.30 am GMT, Saturday, November 4
- Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
- Where to watch: This match will be live in the UK with Sky Sports while in Australia you can tune in to Fox Cricket and FoxtelGo for the live coverage of this encounter. You can also watch this in India with Star Sports or Disney+ Hotstar.
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