England vs Australia: Statistical preview, pitch report and head-to-head
With both the teams enjoying a good form, it would be interesting to see who has the last laugh.
Australia are marginally ahead of England, having lost just a game, compared to England's two losses.
Here we present the preview.
Australia hold strong edge over England
Considering their head-to-head clashes in ODIs to date, Australia have managed to win 81 out of 147 matches, while England have pocketed 61 ties.
In England, out of 68 ODIs, the hosts hold the edge with 34 wins, while Australia have 30 scripted victories.
In the World Cup meetings, Australia are once again ahead, winning five out of seven ties, with England winning two.
Top run-scorers for these sides in World Cup
Talking about the top run-scorers, for these sides, in the World Cup, Ricky Ponting leads the chart, scoring 1,743 in 42 innings.
Among active players, David Warner is at the top with 792 runs in 14 innings.
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Top wicket-takers for Australia and England in World Cup
As for the top wicket-takers in the tournament, Australia's Glenn McGrath leads the list with 71 scalps in 39 matches.
Among the current players, Mitchell Starc leads the race with 37 scalps in 14 matches.
For England, Ian Botham holds the record with 30 scalps in 22 matches.
Interestingly, Jofra Archer has already claimed 15 wickets in just six matches.
A look at the records in Lord's
In ODIs, England have the highest total of 334/4 against India in 1975, here.
England's Marcus Trescothick has the most ODI runs here (595).
West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards holds the highest ODI score by an individual (138*).
England's Darren Gough is the leading wicket-taker, with 27 scalps in 15 innings.
New Zealand's Daniel Vettori produced the best bowling figures (5/30).
A high scoring track awaits at Lord's
Only one game has been played at this venue in this tournament so far.
The track is expected to assist batsmen, and the teams would move in with a batting dominated squad.
As it becomes difficult to bat later on, the team winning the toss would like to bat first.
There is only a 20% chance of rain.
When, where and how to watch?
Match: England vs Australia
Venue: Lord's, London
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1, 2, Select 1 and other regional languages channels of Star Sports.
Where to watch (Online): Hotstar
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