Match 13: 4th December 2018 at 5:00 PM IST
The reigning champions Australia made a perfect start to their title defence, taking down Ireland in their first game of Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. The Kookaburras would be looking to make it two in two against the old foes and make the Pool B top spot their own.
England, on the other hand, would be kicking themselves after conceding a late to have a 2-2 draw with 17th-ranked China in their first encounter of the competition. The fixture is more important for England as a defeat here would leave them at one point after two games.
The top team in each pool gets a direct entry in the quarter-finals, while the second and the third will play playoffs to get into quarters.
Head-to-Head (*since 2013)
Played – 11; England – 2, Australia – 7, Drawn – 2
In World Cup:
Played – 10; England – 2, Australia – 8
Australia 2 – 1 England (Semi-final, Commonwealth Games 2018)
England Hockey squad: George Pinner, Harry Gibson, Adam Dixon, Liam Sanford, Mark Gleghorne, Jack Waller, Michael Hoare, Luke Taylor, Harry Martin, David Ames, Ian Sloan, Barry Middleton, Zach Wallace, James Gall, Phil Roper, David Condon, Will Calnan and Sam Ward.
Australia Hockey squad: Daniel Beale, Timothy Brand, Andrew Charter, Tom Craig, Matthew Dawson, Blake Govers, Jake Harvie, Jeremy Hayward, Tim Howard, Tyler Lovell, Trent Mitton, Eddie Ockenden, Flynn Ogilvie, Matthew Swann, Corey Weyer, Jake Whetton, Dylan Wotherspoon and Aran Zalewski.
England’s XI: George Pinner, Phil Roper, Liam Sanford, Mark Gleghorne, David Ames, Ian Sloan, Harry Martin, Michael Hoare, Ansell, Will Calnan
Australia’s XI: Trent Mitton, Jeremy Hayward, Matthew Dawson, Tom Craig, Timothy Brand, Blake Govers, Daniel Beale, Andrew Charter, Eddie Ockenden, Aran Zalewski, Jake Whetton, Flynn Ogilvie, Dylan Wotherspoon
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England fantasy picks: Mark Gleghorne, David Ames, Ansell
Australia fantasy picks: Jeremy Hayward, Trent Mitton, Timothy Brand, Blake Govers, Jake Whetton
Indian viewers can watch the telecast of Hockey World Cup 2018 on Star Sports and Doordarshan. England vs Australia Hockey match can also be Live Streamed Online on Hotstar.
This England vs Australia Hockey World Cup 2018 Dream11 prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team from the squad listed above. Kindly revisit before the deadline to get the final update.