Mid-day – Birmingham: Australia captain Aaron Finch feels with the amount of time they have played England in recent times, it will all boil down to whoever holds their nerve better when the two traditional rivals lock horns in the second semi-final of the World Cup at Edgbaston Cricket Ground here today.

Summary

  • Birmingham: Australia captain Aaron Finch feels with the amount of time they have played England in recent times, it will all boil down to whoever holds their nerve better when the two traditional rivals lock horns in the second semi-final of the World Cup at Edgbaston Cricket Ground here today.
  • England have won 10 of the last 11 meetings between the two sides since the 2015 World Cup.
  • Finch said England have been “front-runners” in world cricket since the last World Cup which Australia and New Zealand hosted.
  • Obviously England have been probably the front-runners in world cricket over the last four years, the way they have changed the game, their game plan in particular has been very aggressive, taking it to the opposition,” Finch said at the pre-match press conference.
  • The first team to qualify for the knockouts, Australia lost their last group game against South Africa which saw them finish second on the points table, otherwise they looked set to be finishing as leaders after the group stage.


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