ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England's extreme pace will suit Australia's attack more, says all-rounder Glenn Maxwell ahead of marquee clash

England’s extreme pace will suit Australia when the Ashes rivals clash in a mouth-watering World Cup contest at Lord’s next week, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said.

Reuters, Jun 22, 2019 10:49:25 IST

Southampton: England’s extreme pace will suit Australia when the Ashes rivals clash in a mouth-watering World Cup contest at Lord’s next week, all-rounder Glenn Maxwell said.

Jofra Archer, currently the tournament’s joint leading wicket-taker, and Mark Wood have combined to torment the batsmen with their express speed and have claimed 27 wickets between them during the tournament.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Englands extreme pace will suit Australias attack more, says all-rounder Glenn Maxwell ahead of marquee clash

Maxwell blasted 32 runs off 10 balls in their 48-run victory against Bangladesh. AP

“I think that sort of pace probably suits our attack a bit more, a bit more pace on the ball, something we’re a bit more used to,” said the 30-year-old Maxwell.

“So I think it’s a challenge we’re up for and we’re certainly getting enough practice in the nets against our bowling attack, that’s for sure.”

Australia have their own speedsters in Mitchell Starc, who is level with Archer with 15 wickets, and Pat Cummins (11).

Maxwell blasted 32 runs off 10 balls in their 48-run victory against Bangladesh but admitted the reigning champions were not flawless on Thursday.

“I just feel like we’ve been building and building each game, getting better in different areas,” he said.

“I thought against Bangladesh we were just a little bit off at different stages during the game, but that can happen I suppose.”

Everything will come together on Tuesday at Lord’s, hoped Maxwell.

“It’s been a pretty long tournament so far, but we’ve got a few days to refresh now and get ourselves up for England,” he said.

“And what better place to get amped up for the game than at Lord’s. We’re all looking pretty much forward to that now.”

Team mate Marcus Stoinis was aware of the challenge against an England team with a formidable batting lineup.

“Going to be a good challenge,” said the pace bowling all-rounder.

“Hopefully, I can nail some yorkers and bowl a few good slower balls because they’re on fire. We’ll definitely come up with some plans for them.”

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Updated Date: Jun 22, 2019 10:49:25 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