- Playing In England
ICC world events are generally played on the best wickets at the venues, to ensure runs, and therefore competitive games for the spectators. However, English bowling conditions always favour seam bowling, especially as the 10-30 am starts mean that the early morning conditions will provide perfect conditions to extract seam and swing. This is generally as dampness remains in the wicket, and cloudy cover.
Starc (Yorkshire) and Khan (Lancashire) have experience of playing in English conditions having played county cricket here recently. The wickets do not offer as much to spin bowlers as the sub continent.
- Best Time To Bowl
Starc and Khan open the bowling, and also come back on at the death. This means they get to bowl with the new ball when it is moving about, and also to bowl at the end of the innings when batsman are looking for quick runs, and often give cheap wickets away to bowlers.
Both bowlers are relatively fresh having not been involved in the long slog of the IPL.
- Short Tournament Format
Each team plays 3 group games, and then potentially progresses to the semis, and final. Over a shorter number of games there is more chance of a random result such as another player taking 6 wickets, which is then hard to catch up on. Australia and Pakistan I would favour to reach the semi finals, so this should not present too much of an issue.