England v Australia betting tips for Champions Trophy 2017 are placed in this article. Australia and England clash in what could turn out to be quite an interesting match-up in the Group A. This game will be played on June 10.
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Time: 10.30 am local (3 pm India time)
Australia are in bit of a strife. Not all of it has been their doing, but they will be the first to take responsibility of their performance in their game against New Zealand – a match they could well have lost.
That said, Australia should have won their game against Bangladesh before the rains came down, leaving them with two abandoned games, two points and a lot to play for in this encounter.
The question for them is simple; if Australia lose this game, they will definitely be knocked out. If they win, they are definitely through. Trouble is what happens if this is another abandoned game?
England are in the best position in the group. Even a loss cannot prevent them from finishing at the top of the table but they are in a unique position to be able to knock the Aussies out. One can hardly doubt they would want to do just that going into this game.
The weather forecast is for no rain in Birmingham, so that is one good start. However, what must be quickly added is that forecasts can usually be wrong as well given there was rain expected in the India-Sri Lanka encounter but that did not happen either.
Get the latest updated England v Australia betting tips for this Champions Trophy game below.
Will England be tempted into making a change to check out the rest of the players? No, that’s a simple, quick no. This isn’t a tournament in which you experiment in that way and they can be expected to keep their XI despite Jason Roy’s form.
England’s expected playing XI:
Roy, Hales, Root, Morgan, Buttler, Stokes, Moeen, Rashid, Ball, Wood, Plunkett
Australia had a good outing against Bangladesh only to be thwarted by rain. They kept their faith in Pat Cummins who had had a bad previous game and can be expected to do the same here. Will Chris Lynn get a chance though?
Australia’s expected playing XI:
Warner, Finch, Smith, Maxwell, Head, Wade, Henriques/Lynn, Zampa, Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc
England v Australia head to head in ODIs:
In the overall head to head, it would come as no surprise that Australia lead 80-51 but what must be seen is that the two teams haven’t played in about a couple of years. The last time they played, it was in a series in England and the Aussies won 3-2, having been on a seven-match winning streak before England won a game.