Australia v England 2nd Semi-final CWC19,Eng vs Aus Live, Star Sports Live Cricket Match
England seem likely to stick with the men who have taken them through two crunch matches in a row, meaning no place for Moeen Ali.
England (probable): 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jonny Bairstow, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Chris Woakes, 8 Liam Plunkett, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Mark Wood
Justin Langer has already confirmed that Peter Handscomb will make his World Cup debut, most likely coming into the side at No. 4 after the hamstring injury suffered by Khawaja in Australia’s last game. Marcus Stoinis was also a doubt but seems set to be passed fit, helping to maintain the balance of a side with only four frontline bowlers. There was just a suggestion starting to bubble up that Glenn Maxwell could be under pressure for his place with Matthew Wade looming now that he has been officially added to the squad.
Australia (probable): 1 Aaron Finch (capt), 2 David Warner, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Peter Handscomb, 5 Marcus Stoinis, 6 Glenn Maxwell, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Pat Cummins, 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Jason Behrendorff
Pitch and conditions
The pitch is two across from the one on which the England-India game was played, so the shorter boundary is a bit longer. The grass on this pitch will be fractionally shorter than it was for that game and spin, again, isn’t expected to play a big role. The weather could play a part as there’s a chance of rain on Thursday.