BIRMINGHAM (AFP) – Hosts England face protecting champions Australia inside the second global Cup semi-very last in Birmingham on Thursday.

Eoin Morgan s England came lower back strongly to finish the group level with six wins from 9 fits, even as Australia have been the first crew to e book their final-4 spot.

AFP recreation seems at three key battles in the knockout fit at Edgbaston:

Morgan v Finch - thoughts video games

Eoin Morgan has been at the helm of england s revival as a one-day worldwide side, leading them to the top of the rankings and to their first international Cup semi-very last for 27 years.


The 32-year-old batsman assured home enthusiasts and pundits that England would now not buckle underneath stress after wobbling inside the league level.

Morgan stayed actual to his phrase, masterminding victories over India and New Zealand and is now two wins far from making records.

Aaron Finch has permit his bat do the speaking, taking Australia to their sixth semi-final in seven tournaments.

The opener accrued 507 runs, with two loads and three Fifties, because the 5-time champions received seven of their nine league video games to complete 2nd within the 10-crew group table.

but, with the strain ratcheted up a notch, can the skipper inspire his aspect to some other win against England after a complete victory against the host nation in the organization phase?

Bairstow v Warner - establishing fireworks

England s Jonny Bairstow become the important thing guy in England s revival at the quit of the institution segment, hitting two dominant centuries to haul the hosts into the semi-finals.

The opener hit 111 in the in shape against India and then smashed every other century against New Zealand. Reunited with establishing associate Jason Roy, Bairstow threatens to be a thorn in Australia s facet at Edgbaston.

Left-exceeded David Warner changed into Bairstow s teammate for Sunrisers Hyderabad inside the 2019 Indian most advantageous League and the pair had been prolific.

considering then, Warner has again to global cricket in triumph following a ball-tampering incident that noticed him banned for 12 months.

He has hit three loads and three Fifties at the sector Cup to stack up 638 runs in nine fits, leading Australia s fee.

England realize the danger Warner poses. Except they get him out cheaply, he ought to take the sport far from them.

Starc v Archer - want for velocity

Mitchell Starc has been a deadly weapon for Australia at the arena Cup, claiming 26 wickets with a strike price of nineteen.2.

The left-armer s potential to strike early and stem the float of runs could be vital in opposition to an English pinnacle-order that has back to pinnacle form.

Jofra Archer, 24, has blended with senior paceman Chris Woakes to give the house side a deadly new-ball pair that Australia can be wary of.

Archer stays the move-to guy in England s look for an early wicket -- the Barbados-born paceman has claimed 17 wickets in nine suits.

His capability to bowl at proper tempo gives Morgan s team a cutting aspect with which to assault Australia s key men at the top of the order -- Warner, Finch and Steve Smith.