The Ashes 2017-18
The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between rivals England and Australia. It is also known as the famous urn series.
Tournament– The Ashes 2017-18
Stadium– Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Date and Time– January 04-January 08, 10:30 AM Local
After a draw at Perth, world-famous cricket rivals, England and Australia, will face each other for the last time in the famous urn series-The Ashes at Sydney Cricket Ground tomorrow morning. Although there’s nothing left in the series, both the teams would like to end the series with a win. The famous urn has already been retained by Australia by 3-0 and they would leave no stone unturned to end the series with 4-0. On contrary, England would like to achieve at least 1 win after they showed some improvement in the previous test match. The ENG Vs AUS 5th test match preview is listed below.
Sydney Cricket Ground is known to boast a good batting wicket. The pitch aids batsmen in the starting days of the match and brings in spinners on days 4 and 5. Unlike Gabba and WACA, the Sydney wicket offers good turns to spinners to roll their arm over.
Total number of matches played -105
Total matches won by side batting first-46
Total matches won by side bowling first-40
Average 1st innings score at this ground-313
Average 2nd innings score at this ground-311
Average 3rd innings score at this ground-255
Average 4th Innings score at this ground-168
Highest total recorded at this venue-705/7 (187.3 Ov) by Ind vs Aus
Lowest total recorded at this venue-42/10 (37.3 Ov) by Aus vs Eng
England Team News:
- As usual, Joe Root will skipper England in the last test match
- Chris Woakes has been ruled out of the last test match due to an injury.
- Debutant leg-spinner Mason Crane is set to take his place
Alastair Cook, Gary Balance, James Vince, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes, Mason Crane, Mark Stoneman, Jake Ball, Stuart Broad, Dawid Malan, James Anderson, Tom Curran
ENG Probable 11-
Joe Root(c), Alastair Cook, James Vince, Tom Curran, Dawid Malan, Mason Crane, Jonny Bairstow, Mark Stoneman, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Australia Team News –
- Australian skipper has confirmed that Mitchell Starc has recovered completely from his injury. He didn’t play the last test match. He is set to make a comeback in this test
- Mitchell Starc will replace Jackson Bird who failed to perform in Perth test
- Although Sydney wicket helps spinner in the last days, Australia is a planning to play with 3 pacers. In this case, Ashton Agar is supposed to sit out. Refrain from selecting him in your team.
Steven Smith, David Warner, Peter Handscomb, Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins, Ashton Agar
AUS Probable 11-
Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Steve Smith(c), Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, Tim Paine (wk), Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon
Please Note: The ENG Vs AUS 5th test match preview we are providing here is completely based on our research and understanding. We request you to choose your own playing 11 from the squad listed above. The preview provided here is just a sample for your dream 11 fantasy team for tomorrow’s match.
Steve Smith (Aus-batsman)
Joe Root (Eng-batsman)
Alastair Cook (Eng-batsman)
Nathan Lyon (Aus-bowler)
Mitchell Starc (Aus-bowler)
Stuart Broad (Eng-bowler)
Tim Paine (Aus-wk-batsman)
India Fantasy Tip: – Try to pick more Australian players. In the entire series, Australian players have performed far better than the visitors.
ENG Vs AUS 5th Test Prediction:-
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