Australia maybe looks discomposed. They are up against a big task to beat the host England in a fortress where they have failed to win since 1993. But, the end of the day they’re Australia. They can break, but they will never bend or wrench. Fighting spirit is always in their DNA and they never submit to pressure. That’s the reason they’re super professional and five-time champions.

Australia can chill it out as they know that the World Cup fear is still inside in England’s heart

Australia lost their last game against inspiring South Africa. Few of their players are also injured and out of the tournament. Those are things Australia don’t care at all. Their jersey is enough for their domination and that’s why they called the “Germany of Cricket”.

New Zealand is awaiting them if they can reach at the World Cup final at Lord’s, London, the same venue where Australia defeated England a couple of weeks ago. Usman Khawaja, the main orchestrator behind the winning is no more with the squad as he is suffering due to hamstring stain and out for the rest of the tournament. Shaun Marsh was his backup and he will also be sidelined due to a broken wrist. Marcus Stoinis has more torn muscles but declared fit for the game vs England.

After all these odds, Australia doesn’t look discomposed at all. They will remain calm, listen to the instruction from captain Aaron Finch which he initially takes from the boss Justin Langer – ”just chill and do the things“. That’s their ultimate motto.

Australia’s squad actually looks more balanced, strong and powerful after the inclusion of Peter Handscomb. The occasional wicket-keeper and middle-order batsman was unfairly ousted by the team selectors of the Australian Cricket Board. He is totally a perfectionist in the middle order role. He did a splendid job in this role in T20 games. He also scored a century after his breakthrough in an ODI match before the start of the World Cup.

The things are the same for another former wicket-keeper, Matthew Wade, who is also in great form and showed his capability in all three formats of cricket. With their inclusion, Australia might be the dragon of the past.

Matthew Wade is replacing Usman Khawaja in semi-final
Matthew Wade is replacing Usman Khawaja in the semi-final

Its true Australia doesn’t have the luxury bowling options like India or superb batting options like England, but they don’t actually need it. Their starting XI is overall a winning combination and they have the capability to do anything at any moments. Even the slip against South Africa can favor them in a vital stage, especially the box office game against the old enemy England.

Edgbaston, Birmingham might be a few weather problems and the history of this field also goes against the Kangaroos but it will be England who should fear this field. England has set an exceptional bar in the past few years. Eoin Morgan‘s troops have everything to lose. They might be in fear of the home crowd to disappoint, a long-time dream can be broken, failure in home ground, etc. things could be the incitement of their failure.

At this moment Australia is the team who is actually keeping low-profile and get prepared to do their job without making noise. Aussie captain Finch also focusing on the actual thing –

There will be few more cameras in the semi-final. It’s a chance for us to do things in calm and walk into the field in barefoot. You can also do that. It’s very nice and fun.

He smiled and claimed. The expression of his face showed clearly the pressure on the other side and they’re ready for the blockbuster battle by having every sharp weapon.