England vs Australia: Cricket World Cup semi-final – talkSPORT coverage, live stream, TV channel and team news

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The winners will face New Zealand in the World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday

England face old rivals Australia today for a place in the Cricket World Cup final.

It’s winner takes all at Edgbaston, with Eoin Morgan’s side looking to continue their fine form and set up a meeting with New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.

England take on Australia in the Cricket World Cup semi-final today
England take on Australia in the Cricket World Cup semi-final today

Impressive England claimed vital wins over India and New Zealand to reach the final four, but the Aussies did beat the tournament hosts by 64 runs in the group stage.

Ahead of this summer’s Ashes, England are playing in their first World Cup semi-final since 1992 while Australia are the defending champions.

England vs Australia: Date and time

The second semi-final clash will be held on Thursday, July 11 and will take place at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Play will start at 10.30am BST.

If there is a lengthy rain delay like there was in the first semi, a reserve day is set for Friday, July 12.

England vs Australia: TV channel and live stream

In the UK, you can catch all the action live on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event with coverage beginning at 9.30am.

If you’re not a Sky subscriber, grab a NOW TV pass to stream on your mobile, tablet, games console or PC.

Fans in Australia will be able to watch on Fox Sports, with streaming on Foxtel.

There will be extended coverage on talkSPORT 2 and fans will have the chance to talk to Steve Harmison about the game afterwards.

England vs Australia: Team news

England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), David Warner, Steven Smith, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Jason Behrendorff

Australia beat England in the group stages of the Cricket World Cup
Australia beat England in the group stages of the Cricket World Cup

What has been said?

“Everyone has been excited to play this game,” Morgan said.

“It’s the semi-final of a World Cup and I think the fact that throughout the group stages, getting to this stage was called into question so I think that makes it more exciting for us.

Australia have not won at Edgbaston since 2001, but Aaron Finch is relishing the stick he and his team-mates are bound to get.

“It’s a great crowd to play in front of, regardless of whether you’re on the end of some good banter,” the skipper said. “It’s always a good atmosphere and a pleasure to play [at Edgbaston].

“Although [fans] can be quite parochial at times, it’s always good fun and they sing some good tunes out there.”

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