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Does England's precarious position make them more dangerous to the Aussies?

How do Australia knock off England? (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto)
24th June, 2019
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One of the oldest rivalries in sport gets underway once more tonight, with Australia tackling tournament favourites and hosts England at the Cricket World Cup.

Heading into the tournament, the English looked to be the warm favourites to take out the crown, while Australia looked to be a hit-and-miss prospect for the semi-finals. Instead, however, both sides have found themselves in opposite positions – and that makes this match so much spicier.

Australia are second on the table, while shock losses to Pakistan and Sri Lanka now have England in a very precarious position, needing two wins from their final three matches – Australia, India and New Zealand – to guarantee a spot in the knockout stage.

So, are England a vulnerable target ripe for the picking? Or a dangerous cornered beast Australia would rather avoid?

We got travelling Roar cricket expert Geoff Lemon on the Game of Codes podcast – all the way from England – to preview what could arguably be the match of the tournament.

Listen to the discussion:

Visit our Game of Codes hub to catch the full episode and be sure to subscribe and review on iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or wherever else you’re listening.