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Bellerive Oval Gears Up to Witness Strong Contest between England & Australia

aus n engNew Delhi, Thursday, January 22 – An interesting contest is slated to happen between England & Australia on Friday, January 23, at Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The 4th match of the Tri-series has gone into an interesting phase. The host is at the top of points table. With two victories in hand, they are leading the table with 9 points. Amazing performances by the Aussies made them seal bonus-point win over Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s squad.

England on Tuesday beat India by 9 wickets. Thanks to inflicting a humiliating defeat on the Indian camp, the English cricketers also logged victory with bonus point. Steven Finn and James Anderson imparted huge role in making their team witness to a morale-boosting 9-wicket defeat on a squad which is considered one of the best contenders in the upcoming World Cup.

A win in the upcoming One-Day International will make them get stronger and equalize the points as that of the Australia. Game will change if Australia stay unbeaten as this will take them directly into the finale of Tri-series, which is slated to happen at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth, on Sunday, February 1. The fate of England and India would be decided in the remaining matches. The Men in Blue will have to pocket triumph in the bout in opposition to Australia and England at Sydney and Perth, respectively. Besides, they should pray for England’s defeat in the contest versus Australia so that their chance to be in the game remains.

As of now, England & Australia are leaving no stone unturned to stay ahead of each other at any cost. Preparations are in full swing at Bellerive Oval. If latest reports are to be trusted then good gathering is anticipated in the stadium as none wants to miss the action between the arch-rivals. Momentum and enthusiasm is gonna be up amongst the supporters and, of course, players. Healthy competition is likely to be seen tomorrow on the ground. Mood of the pitch will be crucial. Australia are indeed on the advantageous side for playing at home, however, this is also true that English men have good record on the foreign soil.

Hopes of English skipper Eoin Morgan from his teammates are up. Having the players like Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Balance, Jos Buttler, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Alex Hales, Steven Finn, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Taylor and James Tredwell, England can actually send Australia on the back foot but closing the eyes to a recent defeat at the hands of same squad is also not possible.

At the same time, the potential of Steven Smith led Australia can’t be kept aside. He is the man who has derived a winning formula in his short duration of leading the Aussies of how to take home the trophy of Tri-series and, certainly, the World Cup.  It is a unit which has some outstanding fielders, bowlers and batsman like James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Marsh, Aaron Finch, wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Starc, Shane Watson and David Warner. A great tournament is on the cards. All eyes are struck on the outcome at the end of the day as this is going to be decisive in several contexts. The match between tough contenders will surely grab eyeballs.

If truth be told then Indian fans must be wishing defeat for England as this would somehow make things easy for their team, however, provided condition is that remaining two matches ought to be won by Dhoni and company. India being a powerful team in 50-50 format, the graph of expectations automatically goes up. The youngsters need to channelize their energy and pour efforts in a way that it brings success for the ‘playing XI’. Let us wait and watch what happens next as only a few hours remain for the match to start.

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