ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (Semi-Final 2): Australia vs England – Stats Preview
On Thursday (11th July), the defending champions Australia will face the host side England in the second semi-final of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup at Edgbaston (Birmingham).
At the end of the round-robin stage of this tournament, Australia finished in the second position with 14 points (won seven matches and lost two matches), and England finished in the third position with the 12 points (six won and three lost).
Ahead of this second semi-final encounter, let’s look at some essential stats preview of this match.
Venue stats (Edgbaston, Birmingham)
Important ODI stats
|Highest total||408/9 (50 overs) by England against New Zealand on 9th June 2015||280/4 (53.3 overs) against England on 21st May 1993||408/9 (50 overs) against New Zealand on 9th June 2015|
|Lowest completed total||70 (25.2 overs) by Australia against England on 4th June 1977||70 (25.2 overs) against England on 4th June 1977||162 (24 overs) against New Zealand on 18th June 2008|
|Highest score||171* by Glenn Turner (New Zealand) against East Africa on 7th June 1975||113 by Mark Waugh against England on 21st May 1993||167* by Robin Smith against Australia on 21st May 1993|
|Best bowling||6/52 by Josh Hazlewood (Australia) against New Zealand on 2nd June 2017||6/52 by Josh Hazlewood against New Zealand on 2nd June 2017||4/11 by John Snow against East Africa on 14th June 1975|
Venue’s ODI history in first and second batting
|Stats||Total||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Innings average* (Average run-rate)*||215.62 (4.66)||233.90 (4.80)||195.71 (4.49)|
In last 10 completed ODIs
|Stats||Total||1st batting||2nd batting|
|Innings average* (Average run-rate)*||259.50 (5.77)||287 (5.77)||232 (5.76)|
(Special Note: in Innings average and Average run-rate, only incomplete innings have been excluded. Included all the completed innings and target reached)
(Special Note: Overall – In addition, one more ODI had the tie result at this venue)
Teams’ ODI records at Edgbaston (Birmingham)
Australia vs England
|Stats||Total ODIs||Australia Won||England Won||Tied/No Result|
|In any knockout stages*||6||4||1||1/0|
|In any semi-finals||3||2||1||0/0|
|In the World Cup||8||6||2||0/0|
|In the World Cup knockout stages||2||2||0||0/0|
|In the World Cup semi-finals||1||1||0||0/0|
|At Edgbaston (Birmingham)||11||3||6||0/2|
|In last 10 ODIs||10||2||8||0/0|
(Special Note: In any knockout stages – excluding multiple finals in a tournament)
- In CWC history, Australia last time suffered a defeat against England in 1992. Since then, Australia have won all their four successive CWC matches against England.
- In the ongoing 2019 CWC, Australia and England have met once in the round-robin stage where Australia won by 64 runs.
i) David Warner (638 runs) needs to score 22 more runs to become the most run-scorer as an Australian batsman in a single CWC edition. Only Matthew Hayden is ahead of Warner in this list with 659 runs in 2007 CWC. Also, Warner is 36 runs away to become the most run-scorer in a single CWC edition as he will break Sachin Tendulkar’s (India) 673 runs record which Tendulkar achieved in 2003 CWC.
ii) David Warner (983 runs) needs to score 17 more runs to complete his 1,000 runs in CWC career. The left-handed batsman will be the fourth Australian batsman to score at least 1,000 runs in CWC career.
iii) David Warner (4,981 runs) is 19 runs away to complete his 5,000 ODI runs.
iv) Captain Aaron Finch (507 runs) is 42 runs away to become the most run-scorer as a captain in a CWC edition. Only Ricky Ponting (Australia; 539 runs in 2007 CWC), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka; 548 runs in 2007 CWC) and Kane Williamson (New Zealand; 548 runs in 2019 CWC) scored more runs as a captain in a CWC edition than Finch.
v) Steven Smith (2,924 runs) needs to score 76 more runs to complete his 3,000 international runs against England.
i) Mitchell Starc (26 wickets) needs to pick up one more wicket to create a new record in most wickets in a single CWC edition. Before Starc’s record in this edition, another Australian pacer Glenn McGrath was lonely holding this record as he took 26 wickets in 2007 CWC.
ii) Mitchell Starc (48 wickets) is two wickets away to complete his 50 CWC wickets. He will be the fifth bowler and second Australian bowler (after Glenn McGrath) to claim 50 CWC wickets. Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) is holding the record of fastest 50 CWC wickets which he achieved in 26 CWC matches. While Starc has taken 48 CWC wickets in just 17 CWC matches, he has an excellent chance to create a new fastest record to complete 50 CWC wickets.
iii) Pat Cummins (95 wickets) is five wickets away to complete his 100 ODI wickets.
i) Mark Wood will play his 50th ODI.
i) Jos Buttler (926 runs) is 74 runs away to complete his 1,000 ODI runs against Australia. He will be the fourth English batsman to score 1,000 ODI runs against Australia.
ii) Joe Root (702 runs) is 17 runs away to become the second most run-scorer for England in Cricket World Cup history. Currently, only Graham Gooch (718 runs) and Ian Bell (897 runs) are ahead of him in this list.
iii) Captain Eoin Morgan (317 runs) needs to score 38 more runs to become the most run-scorer as an England captain in a CWC edition. Morgan is currently in the third position as the top two batsmen in this list are Mike Gatting (354 runs in 1987 CWC) and Andrew Strauss (334 runs in 2011 CWC).
iv) Ben Stokes (5,982 runs) is 18 runs away to complete his 6,000 international runs.
i) Adil Rashid (35 wickets) is four wickets away to become the leading ODI wicket-taker for England against Australia. Rashid is in the joint second position along with Ian Botham who also took 35 ODI wickets against Australia. James Anderson is leading this list with 38 ODI wickets against Australia.
ii) Liam Plunkett (198 wickets) needs to pick up two more wickets to complete his 200 wickets in the international career.
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