Eng vs Aus 1st ODI Match Prediction-Fantasy Team News

Published on: Jan 13, 2018 5:14 pm IST|Updated on: Jan 13, 2018 5:14 pm IST


Australia vs England Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction

ODI series, England tour of Australia, 2018

After the Ashes that ended 4-0 in favour of Australia, focus shifts to the One Day International series. The hosts play England on January 14 at the MCG in Melbourne to kick-start the 5-match ODI series. England would have to stop Australia since the start or else a similar result can be expected.


Match Details:

Series: ODI series, England tour of Australia, 2018

Date: January 14, 2018

Time 02:20 PM Local


Ground Stats:

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

ODIs played: 147

Average 1st inning total: 221

Average 2nd inning total: 195

Highest total: 344/8 (50 Ov) by ICCWXI vs AsiaXI

Lowest total: 94/10 (31.7 Ov) by Eng vs Aus

Pitch and conditions

The pitch is most likely to favour batsmen more. It had been raining in Melbourne but forecast for the Sunday game is clear.


Eng vs Aus Recent Form (most recent first):

Australia: LWLLL

England: WWWWL


England Team News:

  • Joe Root has recovered from the illness and is fit to play.
  • England can make a choice between Alex Hales and Jason Roy to open with Jonny Bairstow.

England Squad

Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball, Tom Curran, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

England Probable XI

Jason Roy/Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Mark Wood

Key Players

  • Joe Root, unburdened of captaincy, would want to make an impact.
  • England will be placed better if Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler get going.


Australia Team News:

  • Josh Hazlewood is rested for the first match of the ODI series.
  • Travis Head is likely to bat at No. 4.

Australia Squad

David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine(w), Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Cameron White

Australia Probable XI

David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith (c), Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, AJ Tye

Australia Key Players:

  • Steven Smith was the man of the recently concluded Ashes series and would take the confidence into the ODI series.
  • Watch out for David Warner, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins.


India Fantasy Prediction: 

Australia comes into the ODI series as favourites but England do have enough firepower in their ranks to come out on top. We suggest you choose more Australians and from the key players mentioned above.


Please note: This Eng vs Aus match preview is based on our research and news sourced from various sources. You can select your own playing XI from the squads of the two teams listed above.


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