England vs Australia Match, weather update in London today: Intermittent showers likely in blockbuster clash at Lord's

England, who occupy fourth spot in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points table, are in bit of a jittery place after disappointing defeat to Sri Lanka in their previous outing. Today they face Ashes rival Australia at Lord's.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 25, 2019 08:15:15 IST

England vs Australia, London weather update, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England are battling nerves, injuries and a sudden, unexpected drop in confidence at the ICC Cricket World Cup being played in their own backyard. Since the previous edition, England have been exceptional at home but that record has suddenly been brought into question following defeats to Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The latter shaking the hosts more than the defeat to Pakistan would have. Chasing a modest 233 run total, England fell 20 runs short. Looking evenly placed at 170/5 in the 39th over, England collapsed to 212 all out by the 47th over.

England vs Australia Match, weather update in London today: Intermittent showers likely in blockbuster clash at Lords

Representative photo of Lord's. Image credit: Twitter/@HomeOfCricket

To compound their worries, opener Jason Roy has been ruled out of their fixture against Australia after failing to recover from a hamstring injury in time. He has already missed games against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. James Vince is likely to continue to play deputy but has struggled with scores of 26 and 14.

On the other side will be an Australia side which has become strong since the defeat to India. They've beaten Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh all while scoring 300-plus.

Against Bangladesh, David Warner scored 166, Aaron Finch 53, Usman Khawaja 89 with two wickets each for Mitchell Starc, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Marcus Stoinis.

England and Australia, the Ashes rivals, come into the fixture at Lord's in the English capital on the back of a 'flood alert' warning. The city was forecasted to receive thundershowers on Monday and most of Tuesday morning. As per Accuweather, there are chances of the wet weather continuing into today with intervals of clouds and sun as well on a largely warm day. The temperature is expected to go as far up as 25 degrees and low of 16 degrees.

With the match scheduled to start at 10.30 AM local time (3 PM IST), it is expected to start off on time but there may be interruptions at noon and 2 PM local (4.30 PM and 6.30 PM IST). Elsewhere, it is going to be a dry day in this part of London so there should be a result at the end.

Updated Date: Jun 25, 2019 08:15:15 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254