ENG vs AUS Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Cricket Betting Tips for England vs Australia 1st ODI

Updated on: Sep 11, 2020 2:02 pm IST

AUS vs ENG Prediction

England vs Australia Match Prediction

1st ODI

Date & Time: 11 September, 2020 at 05:30 PM IST

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, England


The arch-rivals England will take on Australia in a 3 match ODI series starting on 11th September. This will be the first time these two teams will be locking horns with each other in the 50 over format, ever since Australia’s humiliating defeat against the hosts in the 2019 ICC World Cup. England who is high on confidence will start as hot favourites for this mouth-watering clash. They are coming off a 2-1 victory over the visitors in the T20I series and will be hoping to continue the same form, for the remainder of the limited-overs series. Australia on the other hand has been pretty inconsistent in the 50 over format in recent years and will be hoping to change things over, considering the ICC cricket world Cup super league in progress. Due to the newly proposed super league, the otherwise irrelevant bilateral series holds higher prominence for the world cup qualification. That being said, a full-strength England squad still holds an edge over the visitors and it would be wise to invest in them for online cricket betting.

England to win the match

  • England has a well-balanced line-up, depth in both batting and bowling departments.
  • The return of Jason Roy will strengthen the top order, he is expected to go all-guns-blazing as per today match prediction.
  • The confidence of winnings the T20I series will help them have a mental advantage over the Aussies.


England has assembled a similar squad to what they lined up for the victorious 2019 World Cup campaign. With 11 of the 14 members from the World Cup squad in place, England has a mental advantage over the visitors. Except for the absence of Stokes, the batting line-up is expected to be the same. With the return of Jason Roy, the opening combination for the hosts looks deadly. He along with Jonny Bairstow will be leading the havoc at the top of the order. Joe Root also returns to the squad after a successful T20 stint with Yorkshire. He will be followed by Morgan, Ali, and Buttler thereby completing a solid batting line-up. Morgan is expected to come back after the finger injury and will be taking over the reign from Moeen Ali.

Aussies on the other hand will be hoping to get their revenge on the hosts, after a disastrous T20I series. They too have a balanced squad. David Warner will pair up with captain Finch at the top of the order and Marnus Labuschagne, who performed really well in the intra-squad practice match is expected to partner Steve Smith in the middle order. With Maxwell, Marsh, and Carrey to follow they, Australia have a very balanced top seven. Wicket Keeper Alex Carrey is expected to keep his place after getting dropped for the 3rd T20I. That followed by a highly potent bowling attack consisting of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Adam Zampa makes them a very competitive side.

Expert free tip- Invest in consistent batsmen Joe Root and Steve Smith if you are in for fantasy cricket or online cricket betting. Old Trafford is the favourite hunting ground for Root and Smith gets in his groove as the format gets longer.

ENG Playing 11: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

AUS Playing 11: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carrey, Mitchell Marsh, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa.

ENG vs AUS Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Overcast weather is forecasted. Traditionally the wickets in Old Trafford produced a belter of a wicket, which was ideal for batting and fast bowling. But if what Morgan said is to be believed this pitch looks to be a little bit on the slower side and hence the match is less likely to be a high scoring encounter. That being said considering the makeup of the teams, any score less than 300 may not pose a serious threat to the team batting second. Win the toss and field first will be the mantra for both captains.

ENG vs AUS free cricket betting tips

Steve Smith

The longer the format gets, the better Steve Smith gets. He is expected to carry forward this Australian batting line-up on his shoulders after failing miserably in the T20I series. Considering his consistency in the 50 over format, he is expected to play a match-winning innings as per Dream11 prediction.

Pat Cummins

The leader of Australia’s pace attack, Pat Cummins is a much better bowler as the format gets longer. His ability to bowl consistently in the right areas along with the variations in is armoury makes him a serious threat to the opposition.

Adam Zampa

If Aussies have to have any chance of outsmarting this highly potent English batting line-up, then it has to be through leggie Adam Zampa. With the pitch expected to be on the slower side, Zampa may run over English batsmen with quite an ease.

Joe Root

Root loves Manchester. His stats at this venue speaks for itself. With him finding back form from going back to domestic cricket, expect some big innings from the talented Yorkshire batsman.

Jason Roy

Jason Roy is a home track bully. He absolutely loves playing in England. And Manchester is one of his favourite hunting grounds. Expect some serious hitting from Roy at top of the order.

Jofra Archer

One man who can completely run over this Aussie batting line-up on his day is Jofra Archer. As for cricket betting tips, don’t miss out on this young pace bowler in your fantasy teams.

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