CWC 19 : England V Australia

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Scheduled for a 10.30 start, though if the weather at Lords is similar to how it is currently in OX3 there may be a delayed start .... todays CWC match may not take place at all.... if there is any play today, the 2 sandpaper cheats, Smith & Warner will be facing England for the first time since their ban, presumably theyll both be in for a hard time from England's barmy army ?
 

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It has the potential to be a fascinating game, a taster for later in the summer. I suspect the weather will clear up, but it will be a case of waiting for the pitch to dry.

In some respects, a no result would suit England today, but I'd rather beat them on the pitch and get into their batting line up.
 

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England won the toss ...and opted to bowl

hope Archer is bang on target from the start
 

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Definitely a good toss to win. Let’s hope we can make the best of the bowler-friendly conditions
 

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Definitely a good toss to win. Let’s hope we can make the best of the bowler-friendly conditions
wicket is a bit on the green side... good for pace, swing & seam, maybe not as accommodating for spin?
 

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Stats fact .... |England have played Aussies 7 times in the world cup .... head to head in Aus 5 wins England 2 wins fingers crossed itll be 3 England win after todays match
 

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England have had no luck.
Very good start for the Aussis though.
 

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I've just realised that Nathan Lyon is starting for them.
We never seem to do well against him ....
Good move by Aus I reckon
 

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50-0 after 12 overs.... couple of quite wickets would be ideal ... c'mon England
 

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England luckless so far. A series of plays and misses (to admittedly good deliveries) from the openers.

Frustrating to listen to.
 

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England bowling attack need to collectively have a rethink ... short ball approach isnt working, Aussie batsmen thriving on the short ball deliveries
 

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Stokes into the bowling attack ... & hopefully a change in England's fortunes?
 

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Frustrating so far. There were a few 'nearly' moments earlier on, but if things keep on like this our batsmen are going to be under huge pressure right from the off.
 

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