Pitch report: “Stunning ground, just 18 degrees C,” says Michael Slater. “The dimensions are slightly skewed on one side.” Kumar Sangakkara says, “beautiful wicket. Not a huge covering of grass. Beautiful color, nice and hard. Swing early on, the little bit of seam but not for long. A bit of extra bounce – will help both spinners and pacers.”
Buttler: “Think it will be a good wicket and stay that way for 100 overs. Morgan should be fine next time. We’ve had a fantastic preparation, we definitely feel ready. Today will be a great test against a strong side. Just the XI players today.”
Finch: “I would’ve bowled first too. Beautiful place to play cricket, but now need to put a big score on the board. I think we’ve become a bit more confident as a group. Beating India was huge, has given us a lot of self-belief. That we can beat the best in the world.”
Watch Aus v Eng cricket highlights videos today – ICC World Cup 2019 Warm-up Match from The Rose Bowl, Southampton (England) Saturday, 25th May 2019.
England won the toss and elected to field.
JJ Roy, JM Vince, JM Bairstow, BA Stokes, JC Buttler (c) †, MM Ali, CR Woakes, LA Dawson, TK Curran, LE Plunkett, MA Wood.
DA Warner, AJ Finch (c), SE Marsh, SPD Smith, UT Khawaja, MP Stoinis, AT Carey †, KW Richardson, NM Lyon, NM Coulter-Nile, A Zampa, JP Behrendorff.
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England v Australia Cricket World Cup 2019 Highlights
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Match Timings: 10.30 start, First Session 10.30-14.00 Interval 14.00-14.45, Second Session 14.45-18.15
Umpires – Marais Erasmus, Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpires – Joel Wilson
Match Referee – Jeff Crowe
Reserve Umpire – Nigel Llong
Match number – ICC World Cup Warm-up Match 2019