Cricket World Cup U.S.A. TV: How to Watch England vs. Australia, Live Stream, Odds

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Ben Stokes of England in action batting during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley on June 21 in Leeds, England. Clive Mason/Getty

Two of cricket's fiercest enemies resume hostilities on Tuesday, when Australia takes on England in London in a game that could go a long way in shaping the hosts' fortunes.

The pre-tournament favorite after swatting opponents aside at will, England have already lost twice at this World Cup and would currently be the last team to qualify for the semifinals.

The defeat against Pakistan in the second game of the tournament preceded a series of three comfortable wins in a row, which was brutally interrupted by a surprise 20-run reverse against Sri Lanka on Friday.

While Eoin Morgan's men still hold a semifinal spot, their next three games pit them against the best teams in the tournament—Australia, India and New Zealand—and there's little margin for error.

More worryingly, England has not beaten any of the three teams in a World Cup since 1992.

"We've played well against these three teams in the recent past, so we're as confident as you can be going into the next match," England coach Trevor Bayliss told BBC Sport.

If there's one team that will relish the opportunity of piling more misery on England, it's Australia. The five-time winners beat England in the last warm-up match before the tournament and have been efficient—if not spectacular—so far, winning five of their six games.

David Warner and Steve Smith are likely to come in for some verbal abuse from the fans following their role in the ball-tampering scandal that shamed Australian cricket last year.

With the duo set to spearhead Australia's Ashes challenge later this summer, the atmosphere at Lord's could be feistier than usual—not that England fast bowler Jofra Archer believes the hosts need any further motivation.

"We're pretty up for it," he told The Guardian. "They're second in the table so more than likely they will go through. I think if we could beat them now, if we do have to play them after [in the World Cup] we'll be OK."

When and where is the game?

England takes on Australia at Lord's in London on Tuesday, June 25, with play scheduled to start at 10:30 a.m. local time (5:30 a.m. ET).

TV channel and live stream

The game will be broadcast in the U.S. by Willow TV and Hotstar, with a live stream available via Sling TV.

The latter is one of the official partners of Willow TV and is available across various platforms such as Apple TV, iOS, Android TV, XBOX, Chrome TV, Fire TV and Roku.

Match odds

Despite losing to Sri Lanka, England retains the backing of the bookmakers. According to Oddschecker, the hosts are 3/4 to win, while Australia is an 11/10 shot.

David Warner and Joe Root are joint 13/2 favorites to be the top run scorers in the game, with oddsmakers backing them to build on the excellent form they have shown so far in the tournament.

Both players have two centuries to their name in this World Cup, with Warner averaging 74.5 runs per innings, just ahead of Root's 70.6.

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David Warner of Australia acknowledges the crowd after being dismissed for 166 during the Group Stage match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Australia and Bangladesh at Trent Bridge on June 20 in Nottingham, England. Visionhaus/Getty

Form

Arriving at the World Cup as the favorite to lift the trophy, England has thrilled and shocked in equal measure so far. The loss against Pakistan was a timely reminder even the best sides can suffer a wobble, while the run-fest against Afghanistan spoke volumes of the destructive brilliance of England's batting line-up.

The 20-run defeat against Sri Lanka on Friday, however, highlighted all-too-familiar frailties that tend to manifest when England bat on a slow pitch. Excellent though their opponents were, England made their job easier by folding like the proverbial pack of cards when the going got tough.

Australia, on the other hand, has been ruthlessly efficient, winning five of their six games and losing only to India. Pre-tournament doubts over a lack of batting depth have been kept in check by David Warner's two centuries, while Mitchell Starc remains a matchwinner with the ball.

The latter was instrumental in turning the game Australia's way against the West Indies and Pakistan and will have a major role to play on Tuesday.

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