Cricket set to takeover Cardiff for last week of ICC Champions Trophy

Cricket set to takeover Cardiff for last week of ICC Champions Trophy

Cricket set to takeover Cardiff for last week of ICC Champions Trophy

Aussie teams, no matter what sport they are playing, whether it be underwater hockey or ultimate Frisbee, will always back themselves, especially against England.

England have some fond memories of the venue to draw on too: it was here in 2013 that England beat Australia in that year's Champions Trophy and two years ago they began their journey of expression in limited-overs cricket by scoring 408 here against New Zealand.

As Morgan stated, though, this contest against an Australian team whose fate in this tournament is hanging by a thread after their first two games were washed out will not lack intensity.

Australia's showdown against England will also be the first time that Smith and England all-rounder Ben Stokes have met since the Indian Premier League (IPL), where they both represented the Rising Pune Supergiants.

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.

'I've never played in the Ashes - and there are others like me in the changing room - so a game like this is the closest we'll get, ' he said. We're pretty confident at the moment and I think the game that we've got, if we produce somewhere near our best, we'll certainly contend.

"It's essentially a quarter-final for us, so we're ready to come up against a good England outfit". It's normally a attractive wicket and a high-scoring ground, and that suits us.

While the completion of those matches would have given Australia a chance to give them something on the net run rate, with it opening up another possible qualification scenario, Steve Smith's team can do nothing now, but win this game.

With that pre-match barb thrown at England by Smith, it will be interesting to see how the hosts respond. It was they showed that a team could be good, could play hard cricket - ferociously hard in the case of McCullum - could be attractive to watch, positive in their approach, accessible to their supporters and still enjoy success.

From 239-5, Australia slumped to 254-9 as Rashid's wrong 'un wreaked havoc - Matthew Wade and Pat Cummins chipping back return catches and Mitchell Starc caught off a leading edge.

England and their home weather threatened Australia's Champions Trophy elimination in the heavyweight Group A clash at Edgbaston.

Cricket fans in Bangladesh will have a strong interest in following the England vs. Australia match, and Tigers fans in their home country can watch a live stream via Gazi TV at this link - but the stream can be viewed only inside the borders of Bangladesh.

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1HD (in English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video. The winners of the both the matches will get a push to semi-final.

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