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Confident Australia prepare for England showdown

All-rounder Glenn Maxwell’s missed a net session on Wednesday, Matthew Wade, who replaced the injured Usman Khawaja in the squad, could be thrown straight into the team while coach Justin Langer has confirmed that Peter Handscomb is set to make his World Cup debut.

Finch’s side edged out England in a World Cup warm-up game in May, before paceman Jason Behrendorff’s five-wicket haul helped Australia to a group-stage victory over the hosts at Lord’s.

Although Australia lead the head-to-head in World Cups 6-2, Finch wants his players to focus on gaining momentum in key stages of the match, and said whichever team held their nerve would run out winners.

He also encouraged journalists to adopt Australia’s barefoot approach after the team were pictured waking around Edgbaston earlier this week without their shoes and socks on.

(Production: Andy Ragg, Alex Fraser, Gerhard Mey)

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