With back-to-back washouts, one going in their favour and the other against their way, Australia are now in a precarious position in the group stage of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, and they now face a must-win situation against arch-rivals England to remain in contention for a place in the last four of the competition. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ “অজিদের বাড়ি পাঠিয়ে দাও”]
While the do-or-die situation keeps the Aussies in the backseat, former England opener Michael Vaughan believes it is the type of chance England have been awaiting ages, and now the right time has come.
“This is the kind of day we have been waiting for from this England team. It was a must-win game against a quality team but England produced a high-class performance and have now put down two big markers for this tournament by battering Bangladesh and beating New Zealand,” wrote Vaughan in his column for the Telegraph.
“England have a group of one-day cricketers who have grown up and look like they know how to win the big games, which is hugely important.
“Now I just urge them to knock Australia out on Saturday at Edgbaston. They do not want Australia surviving and going through to the semi-finals,” he added.