World Cup champions meet World Cup hopefuls. No 1 versus No 5. Australia, who have won the World Cup a record five times, against England, never to get their hands on the trophy.

Game 32 of the ICC Cricket World Cup pits together Eoin Morgan’s English cricket team, who have redefined one-day batting since exiting the last tournament four years ago, against Aaron Finch’s defending champions, who last year tried to emulate England’s style of batting and failed, to lose 0-5 in these shores.

England are in a bit of a squeeze, having slipped to fourth place on the World Cup points table after losing to Sri Lanka in the upset of the tournament. They need to win two of their last three matches to qualify for the semi-finals, and they are not easy matches. First up are Australia at Lord’s on Tuesday, followed by the two unbeaten teams, India and New Zealand. Morgan insists that England are not worried.

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Australia are second with ten points, and also have a couple tough matches to play. England won t be easy, having won nine of the last ten ODIs played between these two teams. New Zealand always punch above their weight and South Africa, their World Cup over, could be the banana peel. This match at Lord’s against top-ranked England is the one Finch’s Australia really need to win to ease their path to the semi-finals.