Australia vs. England, World Cup: England will face an acid test in a semi-final clash with Australia

MANCHESTER: Four years of planning will be endangered for England when they face the Australian starters in a Cricket success Semifinal of the world cup in Edgbaston on Thursday.


The unfortunate start of the first round of England in the 2015 edition led to a complete rethinking of its approach to one-day internationals for a team that had long placed the success of the Test above all other considerations.

Australian coach Trevor Bayliss was recruited with the goal of guiding his candidacy for a first World Cup title.

The transformation has been impressive, with England rising to number one in the ODI ranking under the astute captaincy of Eoin Morgan .

His rise to the top has been based on the score of the dynamic race, with starters Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow leading the way.

But the bets for host England are higher than simply the victory of a match that would see them in a final against India or New Zealand on Lord's Sunday.

The main satellite subscription station, Sky, has said it will allow the final to be shown on television in Britain, but only if England is involved in the Showpiece game.

It would be the first time since 2005 that a major male party in England emerged behind a pay wall of UK television, where cricket would have the opportunity to reconnect with a lost audience in its place of birth.

Australia, however, have never lost any of their seven previous Semifinal of the world cup s -- although they did tie with South Africa at Edgbaston 20 years ago before advancing into the final on superior net run-rate.

They had a psychological blow in the group stage when they defeated Ashes and competed with England for 64 races in the last month of Lord.

The rapids of the left arm of Australia, Jason Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc shared nine windows between them in a match where the captain of Australia Aaron Finch He made 100 after surviving a test opening of England's fast bowlers.

However, Roy had disappeared with a torn hamstring and, since his return, England has obtained crucial victories over India and New Zealand that took them to the semifinals.

By contrast, Australia, which has not won in any format at Edgbaston since the 2001 Ashes Test, suffered a surprise 10-race loss to South Africa at Old Trafford in their last group game.

England, in addition to finding a way to deal with Starc, will have to contain the threat of a great Australian order.

David Warner scored 638 runs this tournament after the left-handed starter returned to international cricket after a 12-month ban for his role in a ball-handling scandal in South Africa.

But paceman Liam Plunkett insisted that England could rise to the occasion.

We are a different kind of animal compared to our latest equipment, he said. We have played well for the last four years, we are ranked number one.

We feel that in our day we can beat anyone in the world.

The five-time world champion will throw late call Peter Handscomb directly into Thursday's game after fellow batter Usman Khawaja suffered a thigh injury against South Africa.

Australia coach Justin Langer led his team on a barefoot walk around Edgbaston on Monday, before they shared stories in the gardens in the so-called circle of ties.

Haydos (Matthew Hayden) and I used to do it as a bit of ritual before each test match, explained Langer, former Australian starter.

If you go back 12 months, there was not much to relax and relax in Australian cricket, right? We went through a great crisis in our cricket. It not only affected our cricket, but our country.

We have to work hard to be humbler in what we do and focus on playing cricket well.

But despite the conversation in the new era of the coach, the Australian Nathan Lyon tried to put pressure on England in a typically biting style.

Everything is in them, said the spin-off. It's your World Cup lose if you ask me.