England vs Australia: Records which might get scripted tonight
England take on Australia in a marquee clash of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 on Tuesday. In this high-octane battle, things would be decided by winning the small yet pivotal moments. Several records are in sight and players from both these teams could script some fascinating feats. Here are the records that could get scripted in today's clash.
Warner and Root can etch their names in the record-books
Both David Warner and Joe Root have slammed two centuries in the World Cup so far. If these two score another one tonight, they would etch their names in the record-books. Only Sourav Ganguly (2003), Mark Waugh (1996) and Matthew Hayden (2007) have slammed three tons in a single World Cup. Kumar Sangakkara leads the chart with four centuries in a single edition.
Warner eight runs away from 800-run mark
Warner needs just eight runs to reach the 800-run mark in World Cup history. With this, he will become only the eighth player to get past 800 World Cup runs for Australia. He can also overcome former players David Boon (815) and Michael Clarke (888) in terms of World Cup runs. Warner can also script his fourth World Cup ton, across editions, for Australia.
Several World Cup 2019 feats can get scripted
Warner (447), Root (424) and Aaron Finch (396) are in fray to surpass the 500-run mark in World Cup 2019. They are also in contention to become the highest run-scorer in CWC 19 and get past Shakib Al Hasan (476). Mitchell Starc and Jofra Archer (joint-highest wicket-takers in CWC 19) will battle it out to be the leader in World Cup 2019.
Starc in sight of passing legend Donald
Starc (37 World Cup scalps) can get past South African heroes Allan Donald (38) and Imran Tahir (39) in terms of career World Cup wickets.
Several other individual records in sight
Eoin Morgan (501) needs 95 more to get past Marcus Trescothick (595) and become leading ODI run-scorer at Lord's. Usman Khawaja (956) can become the second player to surpass 1,000 ODI runs in 2019. Finch and Root could script their fourth ODI ton in 2019 and be the first players to do so. Pat Cummins (28) can become the leading ODI wicket-taker in 2019.Share this timeline