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England v Australia ICC Champions Trophy live stream: England to end Australia's semi-final bid

Brendan O'Neill 9 Jun 2017
  • England are already assured of qualification
  • Australia need to win to progress to the semi-finals
Can Australia stop Joe Root? (credit:livesport.co.uk)

Old foes clash with Australia looking for a passage to the semi-final and England looking to damage their prospects when they lock horns at Edgbaston on Saturday, June 10.

Bet on & watch England v Australia live online at bet365 > live streaming > cricket from 10:30 BST on Saturday, June 10

England v Australia Match Preview


What a perfect setup for a virtual quarterfinal! England have the opportunity to kill the Aussies’ chances, while Australia will hope the rain stays away long enough to finish a game and make the last four.

England’s transformation in ODIs under Trevor Bayliss and Eoin Morgan is one for the records. Aggressive with the bat, clinical with the ball and quality all-rounders in the mix – England already look the team to beat this tournament. 

Bangladesh did give a scare with a huge score although the result was never in doubt. New Zealand then got a masterclass from the hosts – a win that sealed their semifinal place.

With the exception of Jason Roy, every batsman looks in good touch making it ominous for the Aussies. In the bowling front too, Chris Woakes’ absence is a blow although the likes of Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood have stepped up. Ben Stokes’ injury is a worry although he looked in little discomfort against the Kiwis.

Australia have had both their matches abandoned because of rain. If the washout gifted them a point against New Zealand, it robbed them of a sure shot victory against Bangladesh. Talk about cricket being a great leveller.

Now with all to play for, Australia will pray that rain stays away and gives them a fair chance of qualification.

The shortened action so far has not tested Australian batting which means David Warner and Steve Smith still hold the key to their fortunes. Among the bowlers, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc will once again be vital. The worry for Smith though is the form of his backup bowlers, which is anything but convincing.

England v Australia Line-ups and Key Players


Will England test their bench? This may be a dead rubber from England’s perspective but Eoin Morgan will be wary of too much experimentation. Ben Stokes’ injury management will be a concern while Steven Finn could come into contention.

Bowling worked for Australia against Bangladesh, which means they may not opt to change the playing XI.

England v Australia Form & Stats


England have happy memories of playing Australia in the Champions Trophy having defeated them in 2004 and 2013. The Ashes are still five months away but England would want to strike the first blow.

Australia hold an edge over England in the ODIs with the overall record reading 80-51 in their favour. In England, the record comes down to 30-28 although the hosts have won two of the last three matches played between them.

England v Australia Live Stream


bet365 will stream all games live online throughout the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and you can watch and bet and see the action unfold live. Geographic restrictions apply to some games. 


England v Australia Predictions


Australia will be desperate for a win but considering the strength and form of this England side, they may be up for disappointment. Back England to win the match.

Notwithstanding Roy’s poor form, England are better suited to make the first 15 overs count.

Joe Root is in cracking form this tournament and should be favourite to continue his scoring streak.



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