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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