Its time for the big match at the big venue as the Ashes rivals England and Australia go head to head at the Mecca of Cricket, Lords. The two perennial contenders face off in a clash that always promises to be action-packed for cricket fans around the globe.
Here are some of the players to watch out from this epic encounter.
The left arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc has been in very impressive form in this year’s world cup with a total of 15 wickets to his name. He will be the key bowler for the Aussies to trouble the daunted English lineup.
Scoring overall 424 runs in this year’s world cup Joe Root has been quite impressive with his batting. He scored 57 runs in his last match also. A lot will be dependent on him in this crucial match against the Australian side. He would also like to score his first century against Australia at a big stage like the World Cup.
The bowler with a huge stride, Mark Wood has taken 12 wickets in this world cup so far. The 29-year-old would look to deliver his best spell against the mighty Australian batting order at the Lords. The right arm fast bowler was impressive in the last match against Sri Lanka picking up 3 wickets for 40 runs.
When Australia is facing England, then one name which will always come to everyone’s mind is Aaron Finch. The Australian skipper loves to bat against England and has amassed a total of six centuries against them. He also scored a World Cup ton against them in 2015 scoring 135 runs at the MCG. Thus, Finch would love to embrace another opportunity to score big against the rivals in their own backyard.
Whenever the English side is in trouble, Ben Stokes has played an important role to rescue them. The left-handed batting all-rounder scored an unbeaten 82 not out against Sri Lanka in his last match just falling short of few runs to win the match for the Englishmen. This time, he would look to play well against Australia and give those crucial two points to his side.