AUS vs ENG Prediction: The arch rivals Australia and England team will meet in the 3rd Test of the Ashes 2021/22 at Melbourne Cricket Ground. The Australian team have a lead of 2-0 in this series, and have completely dominated over the home team. The Australian team won the 2nd Test by 275 runs. The key contributors for them were Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Starc. While the England team got the contribution from the likes of Malan and Root. The both teams are likely to make changes in the 11 for this test, to suffice their purpose. The Australian team are looking solid, while England need to save the series.
The Australian team will be confident of securing victory in this series by continuing their good form in the series. The team last included Michael Neser and Jhye Richardson, with the former scoring crucial runs and latter taking consistent wickets. The team has included Scott Boland and Pat Cummins for both of them in the 3rd Test.
The England team has been under pressure with the lack of intent from their bowlers as well as batters. In the last fixture, they played with the best squad possible, but could not challenge the Australian team. The bowlers like Anderson and Broad have to replicate their past form, while Root has to be at this best. They have made 4 changes, Bairstow, Leach, Wood, and Crawley make a comeback into the 11.
The Ashes has been one of the most watched series in major cricketing nations. In the countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, the Sony Sports Network has the exclusive rights to broadcast the series. While Channel 7, Foxtel will broadcast in Australia, and BT Sports will be the channel, where the UK cricket fans can watch the Ashes series. If the England team is competitive, the viewership is set to increase across all the nations. One of the major event, the boxing day test match is quite popular in Australia, and cricket fans are expected to flock in the stadium at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as well.
Australia vs England Head to Head in Tests: Total 353: AUS 148, ENG 110
The Australian team have built a strong squad, which has played quite well in this series and have completely dominated the visitors across all the departments. The team’s batting department has been consistent in delivering good for the team, while the bowlers have been top notch too. While the England team have been under pressure with their inability to score runs and take wickets. It will take a lot of effort from them to challenge the in-form Australian side. The betting odds for the 2nd Test suggests a one sided victory for the Australian team.
Betway: AUS 1.40, ENG 5.50
Bet365: AUS 1.44, ENG 6.00
Here are the top picks for the Australia vs England Dream11 Team Prediction, who have doing quite well in the test format for their teams.
1. Marnus Labuschagne Stats in Tests
The no.1 batter in the test format has displayed terrific consistency in this series to stitch crucial partnerships and win sessions for the team. In 20 Tests, Marnus hit 2113 runs, including 6 half centuries and 12 centuries.
2. Mitchell Starc Stats in Tests
The left arm fast bowler is in sublime form, with his pace and accuracy. He has been quite deadly with the new ball in this series and would look to keep contributing to the team. In 63 Tests, Starc has scalped 264 wickets.
3. Joe Root Stats in Tests
The captain of the England team is the only pick from the visitors due to his track record and composure to play out talented bowlers. Although he has not been in proper form, he has 9453 runs in 111 test matches.
If AUS bats first: 300-325
If ENG bats first: 225-250
The Melbourne pitch is a batting beauty, and it is expected that the totals of around 400 can be easily scored. The dry pitch and sunny weather will also make the task for the bowlers hard, while the batters need to be proficient in stitching partnerships. As the match progresses, the spinners are likely to get purchase from the surface in the Australia vs England Today Match Prediction. It is expected that the match will go down the wire, if the visitors bat well and pose resistance to the home team bowlers.
The summer has arrived in Australia, and the temperature are set to rise as we progress towards new year. No chances of untimely rain are expected in Melbourne, which will have an effect in the pitch as well. All days of action will be possible in the 3rd Test of the Ashes. The lowest temperature as expected during the whole test match is around 12 degrees, while it can go upto 25 degrees in the day time. The little bit of humidity will be present in the atmosphere, and the people watching the match in the stadium is advised to cover themselves to avoid getting burned by the sun.
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