Marcus Stoinis

India after taking the early 2-0 lead in the series faced three consecutive defeats and ended with the series loss 2-3.

Brief Scores: Melbourne Stars 141/6 (Hilton Cartwright 58, Glenn Maxwell 25, Matthew Kelly 3-27) defeat Perth Scorchers 131/9 (Cameron Bancroft 32, Kurtis Patterson 20, Nic Maddinson 3-24) by 10 runs.

Australia made one change in their playing XI from the last match against South Africa. Peter Handscomb comes in place of injured Usman Khawaja. On the other hand, England are playing with the same team as in the last match.

The hosts need to win their remaining two matches against India and New Zealand to enter the knock-out stage. If England manage to win one match from their two fixtures, the fortunes of the team will depend on other results in the tournament.

World Cup is scheduled to run from May 30 to July 14 in the UK. Sri Lanka will begin its campaign against New Zealand at Cardiff Wales Stadium, while Australia will take on Afghanistan at Bristol County Ground on June 1, respectively.

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