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Live Cricket Streaming May 27 – Australia v Sri Lanka and England v Afghanistan warm-up matches, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Australia's David Warner with team mates
Australia's David Warner with team mates
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Live cricket streaming international cricket is Australia v Sri Lanka and England v Afghanistan warm-up matches, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

May 27, Australia v Sri Lanka , 7th practice match, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

Last year when Australia toured England, no matter how hard they tried, they could not pull off even a solitary win.

Time moved on and Australia have gradually begun to consolidate. After the return of Steve Smith and David Warner, the team looks as good as ever. Australians proved their resurgence again in the last warm-up match against England, beating them by 12 runs.

David Warner got off to a slow yet steady start, scoring 43 off 55 balls. Steve Smith then scored a brilliant 116 from 102 deliveries. Credit to a 14-ball 30 from wicketkeeper Alex Carey, Australia put up 297 runs on the board.

Kane Richardson and Jason Behrendorff then bowled tight line and lengths to bowl out England for 285.

In what was a stark contrast, Sri Lankan bowlers tried hard but could not stop South Africa from posting 338 in their first warm-up match. Suranga Lakmal and Nuwan Pradeep picked up two wickets each, while Lasith Malinga opted not to bowl.

In reply, despite both Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews scoring valiant half-centuries, the team fell way short of the target. With Avishka Fernando and Lasith Malinga warming the benches in the the last match, both are expected to be in action in this game.

Similarly for Australia, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc, having not bowled even a single ball in the warm-up match against England, are expected to get some much-required match practice along with Glenn Maxwell.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams.

Australia- David Warner, Aaron Finch, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Jason Behrendorff, Mitchell Starc, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Nathan Lyon

Sri Lanka- Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep

May 27, England v Afghanistan, 8th practice match, 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup

To be candid, England were ready for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup after the ODI series against Pakistan and did not require any warm-up matches.

But such is the format that they had to play two of these and the team seems to suffer more than benefit from these matches. Playing on a two-paced surface, England lost their first warm-up match against Australia by 12 runs.

The only positive points for them were the bowling of Liam Plunkett and the batting of James Vince and Jos Buttler. Plunkett picked up four wickets and played his part in restricting Australia under 300.

After Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow were dismissed quite early, James Vince and Jos Buttler ensured that England were in the game till the last over. All-rounder Chris Woakes also looked good for his 40, but was unfortunately run-out.

On the contrary, Afghanistan stunned Pakistan by three wickets in their first match. Mohammad Nabi was the pick of the bowlers and bagged three wickets, bowling at a superb economy of under five. Dawlat Zadran and Rashid Khan also picked up two wickets each.

Hashmatullah Shahidi remained unbeaten on 74 to see his team to a win. Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah and Mohammad Nabi also played good hands.

Jos Buttler is expected to captain England with Morgan missing out due to his finger injury. Although England are likely to win the game, expect Afghanistan to give them a tough fight.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams.

England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, James Vince, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Afghanistan- Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai, Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiulllah Shinwari, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman

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