2023 Cricket World Cup – England vs. Australia Prediction 

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Two of the biggest rivals in world cricket will renew hostilities this weekend, meaning it’s time to think about your England vs. Australia prediction. 

The Aussies edged the English in the Ashes earlier this year, setting up a grudge match on Saturday, November 4. Believe it or not, the reigning champions find themselves at rock bottom of the 2023 Cricket World Cup standings ahead of the showdown. 

Can England turn things around? Or will Australia march into the semifinals? Read on to discover my England vs. Australia prediction and pick, in addition to more Cricket World Cup predictions this week. 

2023 Cricket World Cup Standings and Update 

Remarkably, we are almost a month into the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Following multiple upsets, shock results, and record-breaking totals, the standings are beginning to take shape ahead of the semifinals. 

CURRENT CRICKET WORLD CUP STANDINGS 

  1. India – 12 
  2. South Africa – 10 
  3. New Zealand – 8 
  4. Australia – 8 
  5. Pakistan – 6 
  6. Afghanistan – 6 
  7. Sri Lanka – 4 
  8. Netherlands – 4 
  9. Bangladesh – 2 
  10. England – 2 

As you can see, India leads the way after six matches. The hosts have won each of their six encounters, while the South Africans have won five of their six clashes. 

At the opposite end of the standings, England occupies last place. The defending champs are on the brink of elimination, having lost five of their six matches. 

New Zealand and Australia are in pole position to join India and South Africa in the semifinals, although Pakistan and Afghanistan will fancy their chances of spoiling the party. Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, and Bangladesh are not expected to finish in the top four. 

It’s time for me to reveal my England vs. Australia prediction and pick. I will also share my predictions and picks for India vs. Sri Lanka and Netherlands vs. Afghanistan a little later, so be sure to stick around for those. 

England vs. Australia Prediction and Pick 

Odds: England (+140); Australia (-188) 

It would not be unfair to say that England has endured a tournament to forget up to now. With six matches in the books, the reigning Cricket World Cup champions find themselves at rock bottom of the standings with just two points to their name. 

After losing to New Zealand in the opening match, England claimed a 137-run victory over Bangladesh. Since then, however, Jos Buttler and co. have suffered four successive defeats, falling to Afghanistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and India. 

Meanwhile, Australia has chalked up four consecutive wins. Thanks to victories over Sri Lanka, Pakistan, the Netherlands, and New Zealand, the Aussies head into Saturday’s showdown as the bookies’ favorites. 

Only South Africa’s Quinton de Kock has scored more runs than Australia’s David Warner in the tournament, while no player has taken more wickets than Adam Zampa. That tells you everything you need to know about the team’s threat with both bat and ball. 

By contrast, England’s big-name players have flattered to deceive. With stars like Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes in worrying form right now, I expect Australia to heap more misery on England this weekend. 

England vs. Australia Prediction and Pick: Australia (-188) 

More Cricket World Cup Predictions 

Now that you’ve had my England vs. Australia prediction, I want to share some more Cricket World Cup predictions with you. The old foes will lock horns in Ahmedabad on Saturday. November 4, but not before a couple of standout clashes. 

On Thursday, November 2, India will face Sri Lanka in Mumbai. We also have Netherlands vs. Afghanistan to enjoy on Friday, November 3, with both teams battling to break into the top four. 

As you would expect, India is heavily favored to defeat Sri Lanka, while Afghanistan is expected to overcome the Netherlands. Still, we need to take a closer look at the teams before we lock in our predictions and picks. 

India vs. Sri Lanka Prediction 

Odds: India (-600); Sri Lanka (+375) 

India heads into Thursday’s match against Sri Lanka with a 100% record in the 2023 Cricket World Cup. Thanks to a run of six straight wins, the hosts find themselves two points clear of second-placed South Africa at the summit of the standings. 

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been scoring runs for fun, while Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav have been taking wickets at a rapid rate. Unsurprisingly, the pre-tournament favorites are in pole position to lift the trophy on home soil. 

That said, Sri Lanka has picked up a couple of impressive victories in recent weeks. Following wins against the Netherlands and England, the Lions will be hopeful of upsetting the odds in Mumbai. 

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Netherlands vs. Afghanistan Prediction 

Odds: Netherlands (+200); Afghanistan (-275) 

Very few people expected the Netherlands or Afghanistan to make an impact on this year’s World Cup. However, both teams can still qualify for the semifinals if they play their cards right. 

The Dutch secured a historic victory over South Africa before defeating Bangladesh last time out. As for Afghanistan, they have already dispatched England, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka to give themselves a real chance of finishing in the top four. 

Friday’s showdown looks destined to be a close-fought battle between two hopeful teams. Both sides will be confident of picking up another victory, so I can see this one going down to the wire. 

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Prepare Your England vs. Australia Prediction 

If you’ve been following the 2023 Cricket World Cup, you probably won’t be surprised by my England vs. Australia prediction. The defending champs have been nothing short of terrible, while the Aussies have upped their game. 

Before Saturday’s match, though, we have a couple of exciting clashes to bet on. If you want to access my picks for India vs. Sri Lanka and Netherlands vs. Afghanistan, you can do so by logging into your Sports Hub account. 

I will be back with more Cricket World Cup predictions and picks as the tournament unfolds. With the semifinals scheduled for November 15-16, there is still a long way to go!