England are still the favourites to win the World Cup despite their crushing defeat to Australia.
That’s the opinion of Aussie quick bowler Jason Behrendorff, who took 5 wickets in Tuesday’s win at Lord’s to ship the defending champions by to the semi-finals.
Australia grew to become the primary crew to e-book their place within the knockout levels of the event after thumping faltering England by 64 runs on the Residence of Cricket.
Aaron Finch’s century and a fifty from David Warner helped Australia put up 285-7, earlier than Behrendorff and Mitchell Starc tore by England, with the hosts bowled out for 221.
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High-ranked England’s semi-final hopes now cling within the steadiness, with Eoin Morgan’s facet needing a minimum of two factors from their last two video games in opposition to India and New Zealand.
Each side boast unbeaten information and look set to affix Australia within the final-four.
However Behrendorff tried to minimize the expectation surrounding Australia and has put the stress again on England by saying they continue to be the favourites to carry the trophy.
Requested whether or not Australia at the moment are the crew to beat at this World Cup, Behrendorff mentioned: ‘No, I don’t assume so..
‘I feel the competitors is still very open. England are still an ideal facet. They’re in all probability still favourites, dwelling nation.
‘We just want to keep playing good cricket. So I don’t assume we’re favourites, that’s for positive.’
Behrendorff did admit, nonetheless, that there was a robust sense of perception within the Australian dressing room that they might carry the trophy at Lord’s come July 14.
‘For sure,’ he mentioned. ‘Momentum is a huge thing in tournament play. So hopefully we can get two more wins and really head into the semi-finals strong.’.
England captain Morgan, in the meantime, still expects his facet to achieve the semi-finals despite struggling back-to-back defeats for the primary time because the 2017 Champions Trophy.
‘It is in our hands,’ he mentioned. ‘All the pieces is inside our management.
‘We just need to produce a performance worthy of winning either one or the next two games.’
Requested what his crew must do in another way to return to profitable methods, Morgan added: ‘I think both this game and the last, we struggled with the basics of what we call our batting mantra. And that’s disappointing.’