England and Australia are two cricketing giants and they have had fierce rivalry among themselves since the beginning of the game. Ashes as we all know is held between England and Australia and fans get to see the fierce cricketing rivalry as well as the spirit of the game in the ashes series. Australia are a record 5 times world champion and have a great record in the ODI internationals, on the other hand England have never won an ODI world cup but their team has a great record in terms of winning percentage in ODIs. Whenever these two sides meet the fans get to see a thriller.
Head to head performance in ODI
Australia has had the better of England cricket team in ODI internationals more times than the English team. England have won 61 matches against the Aussies while they have lost 81 matches to them. The statistical record suggests that if these two sides meet then Aussies will have a good chance of coming out on top. But in the current scenario things have shifted a bit, Aussies team is in re building state while the English team ranks number one in the world and they are performing really well in all the 3 departments. England’s batting and bowling presently is performing far better than that of the Aussies. England hammered the Australian bowling line up last year and scored a huge 481-3 against the Australian team, this shows the true potential of England’s batting powerhouse. England will be playing this ICC tournament in their own backyard so that makes them as the hot favorites to win this ICC world event. Last series that was played in England between the Australia and England sides was comprehensively won by the English team, they laid waste of their opponents. Moreover last 12 years have not been well for the Australian cricket team especially in the shorter format, they have been struggling lately in the white ball cricket.
But the Aussies have a resilient mind set and they do not back down whatever the situation maybe, so Aussies are working by leaps and bounds to restore their glory in international cricketing world.
England will face off against Australia on 25 June at the venue of Lord’s, London. Australian cricket team is a fighting team and doesn’t throw away its weapons, tends to fight till the last ball but given the current situation it would be safe to say that this encounter will end in the favor of England. It is 70-30 in the favor of the home team England, Aussies will have to play really good cricket to beat them on their own turfs.