ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction: Match 3 of Ashes 2023 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for England vs Australia Dream11 Team

Updated on: Jul 4, 2023 10:35 pm IST

The third Test of the 2023 Ashes series will begin on Thursday, July 6th at Headingley. Australia will have a chance to retain the urn as they are 2-0 ahead in the 5-match series. Meanwhile, Ben Stokes and Co will look to make a comeback to have a chance to win the Ashes at home.

England vs Australia, 3rd Test

6th July-10th July, 3:30 PM IST

Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds

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England has suffered two back-to-back losses in the Ashes 2023 so far and a loss here will extend their Ashes drought. The hosts have not won the urn since 2015 and they will be determined to make a comeback to keep their hopes alive. After suffering a heartbreaking defeat at Edgbaston, the Three Lions had a disappointing outing at Lord’s as well. Chasing 371 in the fourth innings, the English side got bowled out for 327.

Skipper Ben Stokes was the lone warrior for England as his stunning 155-run knock kept the team in the hunt.

Meanwhile, Australia will be on cloud nine after securing another Test on English soil. Australia had a dominating outing at Lord’s as they stay ahead in the game throughout the 5 days.

Steve Smith was adjudged Man of the Match for his century in the first innings. The visitors will look to seal the series at Headingley itself.

Team Form Guide:
ENG (recent first): L L W L W
AUS (recent first): W W W D W

Headingley Cricket Ground Pitch Report

Headingley Cricket Ground is considered a good batting pitch but overcast conditions might help the seamers. The team winning the toss usually choose to bat first for a winning score at Headingley. Out of the 78 Test matches held here, 29 teams won while batting first, while 31 won second batting. Rest 18 matches were drawn.

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ENG Playing 11

1. Zak Crawley
2. Ben Duckett
3. Dan Lawrence
4. Joe Root
5. Harry Brook
6. Ben Stokes (C)
7. Jonny Bairstow (Wk)
8. Mark Wood
9. Stuart Broad
10. Josh Tongue
11. Ollie Robinson

England Team News

  • Ben Stokes will lead the England side.
  • Ollie Pope has been ruled out of the Ashes due to a serious shoulder injury. Dan Lawrence will replace him in XI for 3rd Test.
  • Jonny Bairstow will don the wicketkeeping gloves for the ENG vs AUS 3rd Test.
  • James Anderson has been ordinary so far in the series and he is likely to be replaced by Mark Wood in the 3rd Test.
  • The rest of XI will remain the same.

ENG Key Players

Joe Root vs Australia in Tests

Joe Root had an ordinary outing in Lord’s Test, scoring just 28 in two innings. The former England captain, however, will brush off the failure and will look to get back to his run-scoring form in the crucial Test. 

Last 5 performances in Test Test Matches, Runs and Average against Australia Runs & Averages in Tests Test performances at Headingley Captain or Vice captain choice
10, 18, 118*, 46, 56 31 Matches, 2208 Runs, 41.13 Average 11196 Runs & 50.43 Average 86*, 5, 121, 77

Stuart Broad vs Australia in Tests

Stuart Broad had an ordinary outing at Edgbaston, picking just 1 wicket while bowling 38 overs in the match. The legendary pacer will be eyeing a big comeback to stop the Australian batters. 

Last 5 performances in Test Test Matches, Wickets & Economy against Australia Wickets & Economy in Tests Test performances at Headingley Captain or Vice captain choice
1/99, 4/65, 3/68, 3/64, 5/51 37 Matches,142 wickets & 3.17 Economy 593 Wickets & 2.96 Economy 0/63, 3/62, 2/52, 2/32 NO

AUS Playing 11

1. David Warner
2. Usman Khawaja
3. Marnus Labuschagne
4. Steve Smith
5. Travis Head
6. Alex Carey (Wk)
7. Cameron Green
8. Pat Cummins
9. Mitchell Starc
10. Todd Murphy
11. Josh Hazlewood

Australia Team News

  • Pat Cummins will lead the side while Alex Carey will keep wickets.
  • Nathon Lyon has been ruled out of the Ashes due to a calf injury. Todd Murphy will replace him in XI.
  • Mitchell Starc will continue to be part of Playing XI.

Aus Key Players

Steve Smith vs England in Tests

Steven Smith scored a stunning century in second Test at Lord’s which helped Australia put a strong total on board in first innings. The Australian batter scored 110 & 34 in two innings. He will be looking to continue the scoring feat at Headingley as well. 

Last 5 performances in Test Test Matches, Runs and Average against England Runs & Average in Tests Test performances at Headingley Captain or Vice captain choice
34, 110, 6, 16, 34 34 Matches, 3210 Runs, 59.60 Average 9113 Runs & 59.56 Average 77, 10

Pat Cummins vs England in Tests

The Australian skipper has led the team from the front with both ball and bat. He will be eager to put again his best performance to win his first Ashes as captain. 

Last 5 performances in Test Test Matches, Runs & Average against England Runs & Average in Tests Test performances at Headingley Captain or Vice captain choice
3/69, 1/46, 0/69, 4/63, 3/83 16 Matches, 81 Wickets, 2.88 Economy 52 wickets & 22.01 Average 1/80, 3/23

Who will win England vs Australia match?

  • Australia is carrying a winning momentum.
  • Australia’s bowling has looked more settled and threatening as compared to England’s.

According to England vs Australia today’s match prediction, Australia is expected to continue their domination and win this ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction.

ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

Wicketkeepers: Jonny Bairstow, Alex Carey

Batters: Steve Smith (C), Joe Root, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja

All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Cameron Green

Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Stuart Broad, Josh Tongue

Who are Best Captain Options for Eng vs Aus Dream11 Team

For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Steve Smith, Joe Root

For Grand League: Steve Smith, Ben Stokes

Where to Watch ENG vs AUS Live?

The ENG vs AUS match will be televised on Sony Sports 5 and Sony Sports 5 HD. Fans can live stream the Ashes 2023 live on SonyLIV app and website.

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