England vs Australia live stream: Cricket World Cup semi-final start time, talkSPORT coverage, TV channel and team news

England face old rivals Australia today for a place in the Cricket World Cup final.

It’s winner takes all at Edgbaston, with Eoin Morgan’s side looking to continue their fine form and set up a meeting with New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday.

England take on Australia in the Cricket World Cup semi-final today

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England take on Australia in the Cricket World Cup semi-final today

Impressive England claimed vital wins over India and New Zealand to reach the final four, but the Aussies did beat the tournament hosts by 64 runs in the group stage.

Ahead of this summer’s Ashes, England are playing in their first World Cup semi-finals since 1992 while Australia are the defending champions.

England vs Australia: Date and time

The second semi-final clash will be held on Thursday, July 11 and will take place at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Play will start at 10.30am BST.

If there is a lengthy rain delay like there was in the first semi, a reserve day is set for Friday, July 12.

England vs Australia: TV channel and live stream

In the UK, you can catch all the action live on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event with coverage beginning at 9.30am.

If you’re not a Sky subscriber, grab a NOW TV pass to stream on your mobile, tablet, games console or PC.

Fans in Australia will be able to watch on Fox Sports, with streaming on Foxtel.

There will be extended coverage on talkSPORT 2 and fans will have the chance to talk to Steve Harmison about the game afterwards.

England vs Australia: Team news

Aussie batsman Usman Khawaja is out of the World Cup with a hamstring injury.

The Australians are suffering an injury crisis and Marcus Stoinis remains a doubt with a side strain, so Mitchell Marsh has been called up as cover.

England could stick with the same eleven that has won back-to-back matches, with Moeen Ali ready to step back in if they think the Edgbaston surface will spin.

Australia beat England in the group stages of the Cricket World Cup

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Australia beat England in the group stages of the Cricket World Cup

England squad

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

Australia squad

Aaron Finch (capt), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Peter Handscomb, Mitchell Marsh, Nathan Lyon, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.

A place in the final awaits the winner and England will aim to ensure Australia’s Edgbaston hoodoo continues

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A place in the final awaits the winner and England will aim to ensure Australia’s Edgbaston hoodoo continues

What has been said?

Everyone has been excited to play this game,” Morgan said.

“It’s the semi-final of a World Cup and I think the fact that throughout the group stages, getting to this stage was called into question so I think that makes it more exciting for us.

Australia have not won at Edgbaston since 2001, but Aaron Finch is relishing the stick he and his team-mates are bound to get.

“It’s a great crowd to play in front of, regardless of whether you’re on the end of some good banter,” the skipper said. “It’s always a good atmosphere and a pleasure to play [at Edgbaston].

“Although [fans] can be quite parochial at times, it’s always good fun and they sing some good tunes out there.”

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