Australia vs England Match 2 Preview

Facing the old foes in their opening match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 with brilliant past record, Australia would be highly motivated when they take on England in Match 2 at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 14. Despite the big name in form of regular Aussie skipper Michael Clarke missing from the duel as a precautionary measure from his way back from hamstring surgery, the No. 1 side looks a formidable unit. Catch the video preview by official channel partner in India, Star Sports network. Also Read: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Match 1 Video Preview on Star Sports

Australian who have been on a roll with splendid record beating England in eight of their last 10 One Day Internationals (ODIs) including Carlton Mid tri-series final will look to start the tournament on a positive note. Meanwhile, England under their new captain Eoin Morgan have been even in terms of results in two warm-up games – beating West Indies by 9 wickets while they lost to Pakistan by 4 wickets. As for Australia, they have won both their warm-up games against India and United Arab Emirates with huge margins. Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule in IST: Time Table, Fixture & Venue Details of all WC 2015 Matches.

Ahead of the high-profile cricket World Cup opener between the traditional rivals, stand-in-skipper of Australia George Bailey played down importance of Australia’s previous success against England. The number one side followed an emphatic 4-1 series win in England last January with a tri-series victory at home this month to make it the clear favourites going into the mega-event that kicks off with a double at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Christchurch.  Also Read: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Schedule: Complete Fixtures & Time Table of all Cricket World Cup 2015 Matches

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