Who will win Eng vs Aus Champions Trophy 2017, 10th Match?
The 10th match of the ongoing ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will see Australia go head-to-head with hosts England on June 10 at the Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Aussies will be looking at this game as a virtual quarter-final as they need to ensure a win for advancing to the semi-finals. Live action of this Group A fixture is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM local time.
Eng vs Aus CT 2017: Where to watch/Live streaming
TV channels: Star Sports 1, Fox Sports, SkySports, Channel 9
Live Streaming: Hotstar, Bet365, Foxtel
Four of the last six completed one-day internationals at the Edgbaston have been won by the side batting second. Since the wicket here has been relatively easier to bat on during the second period of play in the past few matches, the team that wins the toss will probably elect to bowl first. England have won four of their previous six ODIs at this ground in which they have chased which is why we strongly suggest placing a bet on the hosts if they bat second in this match.
Read on for team previews, latest betting odds, betting tips and match prediction for Eng vs Aus, Champions Trophy 2017....
England Team News & Playing 11
A good bowling display from Jake Ball in the last game means that selectors are likely to retain him in the side for this upcoming fixture. So expect England to go unchanged into this game.
Both Joe Root and Alex Hales have scored big in the first two games and England will want them to continue their rich vein of form. The latter is averaging 79.50 in ODIs at the Edgbaston and one can expect a good batting display from him in this match. Liam Plunkett seems to be going through a purple patch. The pacer has notched up a four-wicket haul in each of the two matches and he will definitely pose the biggest threat to the Australian batting lineup. Adil Rashid also impressed with two wickets in his first game of the tournament and he has six wickets from two matches at this ground, making him another bowler to watch out for.
England are exhibiting amazing form in ODI cricket, winning 10 of their past 11 matches. Six of these wins have come at home which goes to show how tough a team they are to beat in their own backyard. England will be coming off comprehensive victories in their first two matches.
England Predicted Playing 11
EJG Morgan (c), JJ Roy, AD Hales, JE Root, BA Stokes, JC Buttler (wk), MM Ali, AU Rashid, LE Plunkett, MA Wood, JT Ball
Australia Team News & Playing 11
The Australian team is free from all injury concerns with all their players fit for this game. They are likely to field the same eleven from the last match against Bangladesh.
The top three - David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steven Smith - form the backbone of Australia's powerful batting lineup. The trio have shown good form with the bat of late and the team will expect them to attack the English bowlers. Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc will be the key bowlers for Australia in these swinging conditions. Hazlewood claimed a six-fer at this ground in the first game against New Zealand and a similar performance can be expected of him against England as well.
Australia entered the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with a 0-2 defeat against New Zealand in the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy. Both their matches so far in the tournament have resulted in washouts; they got out of jail against the Kiwis in the first game and were unfortunate to be denied a sure victory in the second.
Australia Predicted Playing 11
SPD Smith (c), DA Warner, AJ Finch, MC Henriques, GJ Maxwell, TM Head, MS Wade (wk), MA Starc, PJ Cummins, A Zampa, JR Hazlewood
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
England: W W L W W
Australia: L L W W W
England vs Australia Head to Head in ODIs
Australia have won 80 out of the 133 one-day internationals they have played against England. While the latter have won 51 of the remaining matches, two have resulted in a tie. The hosts however have a better record against the Aussies at the Edgbaston, beating them five times here in the eight completed matches.
England vs Australia Betting Odds
Australia and England are both fantastic ODI teams and the contests between these two teams are very tight more often than not. There are plenty of match-winners on either side and one can beat the other on a given day. This is why bookmakers are offering pretty much the same price on both the teams. While bet365 have them at 1.90 each, betfair is offering odds of 1.97 on Australia and 1.96 on England to win this game. This slight difference in the odds could be largely due to England's home advantage./p>
England vs Australia Prediction
Australia don't have an impressive ODI record at the Edgbaston with five defeats and one tie from their ten matches whereas England have won 21 of their 34 matches here which is pretty good for a home side. Australia were also seen struggling in their first game at this ground against New Zealand where they were saved in the end by the rain gods. The hosts will also have the psychological edge of having beaten Australia in their previous two meetings at this ground. Moreover, most of the Aussie batsmen are yet to have a hit in the middle and so they will be coming without much match-practice. Taking all these factors into account, we predict England to prevail in this game and knock Australia out of the tournament.
Final Verdict: Back England to beat Australia in the Group A match of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at 1.96 with betfair and 1.90 with bet365