New Delhi: Unbeaten in the group stage, England will be hoping to get third time lucky against Australia when the two teams renew their famous rivalry in the first semifinal of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 here today.

England captain Charlotte Edwards. Pic/AFP
England captain Charlotte Edwards. Pic/AFP

The familiar foes are used to playing each other in the finals of an ICC event. But Australia finishing second behind the ominous looking New Zealand meant they run into England in the semis for the first time since the inaugural edition in 2009, when the English emerged on top.

The players are used to playing each other and the familiarity has only increased with the England cricketers' participation in the Women's Big Bash League.

England captain Charlotte Edwards and Australian counterpart Meg Lanning were reluctant to wear the favourites tag on the eve of the high-pressure match.

Australia have a bit of an advantage going into today's game, having played their last two matches at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.