AUS vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: It is time for the big Ashes series as Australia will be hosting England in a five-match Test series and the first Test will be starting from 8 December (Wednesday) at The Gabba in Brisbane. Australia retained the prestigious ‘Urn’ when the last Ashes series in England ended with a 2-2 scoreline in 2019. Incidentally, both England and Australia have not done well in the longest format of the game in the recent while as they suffered comprehensive losses against India at home respectively. However, Ashes starts with a completely different and charged mindset. The players from both the teams will be quite excited to perform with the best of their abilities right from start of the five-match Test series. The Australian team will definitely have the upper hand as they will be playing in familiar home conditions.
Fixture Name: 1st Test, Australia vs England
Competition: Australia vs England Test
Date: 8 December
Time: 5:30 AM IST
Ground: The Gabba, Brisbane
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The pitch at The Gabba will have quite favourable conditions for the bowlers due to the overcast weather throughout the five days. However, there will be a great quality of bounce on this track that will work highly in favour of the pace bowlers as seen in the recent while. But the batters will have to show application to score runs on this wicket. Thus, picking more of fast bowlers from either of the teams from the fantasy cricket point of view.
Team Form Guide:
AUS (recent last): L D L W W
ENG (recent last): L W L D D
Steve Smith Stats in Test
For Australia, Steve Smith will surely be an important player to watch out for in this five-match Test series due to his fabulous record-breaking performance in the last two Ashes series. Steve Smith was Player of the Series in 2019 Ashes having finished as the leading run-getter with a staggering tally of 774 runs in 7 innings at a phenomenal average of 110.57.
Marnus Labuschagne Stats in Test
Australia’s middle-order batter Marnus Labuschagne has performed excellently well in the longest format of the game in the recent while. Labuschagne was the second highest run-scorer during the Ashes 2019 for Australia having composed a wonderful total of 353 runs in 7 innings at an average of more than 50.
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Joe Root Stats in Test
England captain Joe Root will surely be an important performer to watch out for in this Ashes series due to his brilliant form in the recent while. Joe Root is currently the leading run-getter in the calendar year having amassed a sensational tally of 1455 runs in 23 innings at an amazing average of more than 60.
Ben Stokes Stats in Test
England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be a key player for his team in this Test series due to his outstanding capabilities both with the bat and ball. Stokes was the leading run-scorer for England in the 2019 Ashes having smashed a fabulous total of 441 runs in 10 innings at an average of 55.12 and also picked up 8 wickets with the ball.
Australia will be aiming to perform with the best of their potentials and the likes of David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith and Travis Head will be their important clogs in the batting department. The likes of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon will form part of the bowling attack. On the other hand, England will depend a lot upon the likes of Rory Burns, Dawid Malan, Joe Root and Ben Stokes to take the responsibility in the batting department. The trio of Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson and Chris Woakes will be their crucial clogs in the bowling department. Toss will once again play an important role in this opening Test match of the series. According to the AUS vs ENG today match prediction & Australia vs England cricket betting tips, England are the favourites to win this match.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Jos Buttler
BATTERS: Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Steve Smith, Travis Head
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Marnus Labuschagne
BOWLERS: Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Ollie Robinson
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Stokes.
For Grand League: Joe Root, Steve Smith.