England versus Australia will be a blockbuster semi-final. The winner of this match will be the favourite against New Zealand in the final. The winner of this match will win the World Cup. New Zealand won’t be able to take the pressure in Lord’s.
If England wins this match, we will get a new champion. In 2011, India won on home soil. In 2015, Australia won on home soil. Let England win this World Cup on home soil. It will be good. England will have an advantage playing at Edgbaston as Aussie bowlers won’t get that swing here.
England has played well in Edgbaston. It’s a small ground. Their opening players will hit hard and will try to dominate and intimidate. I think England will start as favourites. Australia has lost its last match whereas England has won their last match.
England has the momentum and the way their last two matches have gone, I think they will beat Australia and reach the final. Then, they will make a statement and win their first World Cup on home soil at Lord’s. What will that mean for England cricket? Fantastic.
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