Eoin Morgan’s side have already lost two matches.

England are under pressure to perform against Australia on Tuesday after their shock defeat to Sri Lanka.

The tournament hosts’ loss at Headingley was their second of the World Cup campaign and, with India and New Zealand still to come, they need to bounce back at Lord’s.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at what to expect at the home of cricket.

Recent record counts for nothing

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As the defeats to Pakistan and Sri Lanka show, nothing can be taken for granted in a World Cup.

England had battered Pakistan 4-0 in a one-day international series earlier this summer and beaten Sri Lanka 3-1 last year, but they have wilted during the pressure of the chases in this tournament.

Eoin Morgan’s side had won 10 of their last 11 ODIs with Australia before this summer. Yet Australia have looked good on these shores so far, beating England in a warm-up game in Hampshire, and are second in the table with five wins from six.

They look a force to be reckoned with now that David Warner and Steve Smith are back in the team.

300 the target

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Three of Australia’s top four feature in the 10 highest run-scorers in the competition.

Warner currently tops the pile with 447, while skipper Aaron Finch and former captain Smith have also excelled.

They have led Australia to scores of more than 300 in their last four games and if they can bat first and do the same again, England could struggle especially with key man Jason Roy potentially still injured.

Bairstow to let his runs do the talking

  • 0 v Sri Lanka
  • 90 v Afghanistan
  • 45 v West Indies
  • 51 v Bangladesh
  • 32 v Pakistan
  • 0 v South Africa

With Roy absent, England are reliant on Jonny Bairstow to get the innings up and running as James Vince has struggled.

The Yorkshireman said in his newspaper column that he expects Warner and Smith to receive more flak from the crowd this summer over their roles in the 2018 ball-tampering scandal, possibly putting more pressure on himself ahead of the clash.

But Bairstow thrives on pressure and given he got a golden duck on his home ground on Friday, his second blob of the tournament, the batsman will want to respond in style.

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England won 10 of their last 11 ODIs against Australia before this summer.
Australia have made over 300 in their last four games.
Jonny Bairstow has scored 218 runs in six innings.