This is a very big match for both the teams. Because of the traditional rivalry, they will be looking to defeat each other. Michael Clarke always says England should lose. This is the typical Aussie mentality.
Since 1877 this rivalry is going on. In the last couple of years, England has had the upper hand at least in white ball cricket. But if Australia wins at the Lord’s, then England’s campaign could be derailed. A very important match for England. James Vince hasn’t looked convincing in the absence of Jason Roy.
Jofra Archer has to get going in the bowling department. This is an important match for David Warner. Also, think about, what will be going on in Steven Smith’s mind. All said and done, this is the perfect match which has all the ingredients for making biryani.
And Lord’s, what can be a better venue for this match. It should be a humdinger. I think Australia will somehow beat England. And then, can the cup come home? Will it leave England? We will wait and see.
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