Australia Australia will face England at Edgbaston in the 2nd semi-final of the World Cup 2019. They finished the league stage with 7 wins and 2 losses, ending up on 2nd place in the points table. Usman Khawaja was injured in the last match and has been ruled out of the World Cup. Marcus Stoinis also pulled a side strain in the match against South Africa and there is uncertainty over his fitness for now. Matthew Wade will be called in as a replacement for Usman Khawaja in the squad, while Mitchell Marsh would cover for Marcus Stoinis, if the latter isn’t fit for the semi-final. Matthew Wade has delivered some amazing performances in the ODIs for Australia A recently and is in fine touch. While David Warner has amassed 638 runs at an average of 79.75 in this tournament so far. He is a reliable batsmen in the Australian batting order, and at the Edgbaston pitch, which will be a batting friendly track, Warner will be very crucial. Glenn Maxwell would enjoy hitting sixes over the shorter boundary at this venue, though his struggle with the short pitched ball is at the peak. Alex Carey has delivered some crucial batting performances in the middle and built important partnerships for his side. He can be a match winner and given the nature of the pitch and ground dimensions, he could flourish towards the end of the Australia innings allowing the side to end up with a big score. Mitchell Starc is the top bowler of the tournament with 26 wickets and along with Jason Behrendorff has a big role to play in the powerplay. However, as India and South Africa figured out, playing out the Aussie pacers in the powerplay and going after other bowlers in the middle overs is the key. It is easy to score runs at this ground, and Aaron Finch would need a tight bowing plan in case his frontline bowlers fail to pick wickets and England top order builds a long partnership. He relies a lot on Starc to give them a breakthrough, break partnerships, and that might turn out to be costly. Nathan Lyon can be targeted by English batsmen to be hit over the shorter boundary for sixes.