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AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team, The Ashes, England vs Australia Match Prediction

By Tushar @mainlycricket

AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team, The Ashes, England vs Australia Match Prediction


The Ashes, one of the biggest rivalries in Test cricket is set to begin from 1 August in England. The Ashes 2019 is a bilateral series of 5 Test matches between England and Australia and is a part of inaugural World Test Championship. Australia, the winners of the last Ashes defeated England at the latter’s home back in 2001. Also, England has not lost any Test series at home since July 2014. In this century, Australia has managed to taste victory only in 8 out of 25 matches, they have played in England.

Match Details

Match: AUS vs ENG, The Ashes 2019.

Date and Time: 1 August 2019. 15:30 (3:30 p.m.) IST.

Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham.

England: Team News, expected XI and squad

1. English batsman Joe Denly has confirmed that he will be demoted at 4 and the skipper Joe Root will bat at 3. Burns and Roy will open the innings in the first Test.

2. Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler who were rested for the only Test against Ireland are back and will be drafted in the playing XI straightaway.

3. After missing the only Test against Ireland due to calf-injury, England’s ace pacer in the longest format of cricket – James Anderson is set to show his class against their arch-rivals Australia.

Will England drop Sam Curran who has been very impactful in England’s success in the longest format of the game since his debut?

Yes, England has dropped Curran and their team will be same as mentioned below.

Playing XI:

1. Rory Burns 2. Jason Roy 3. Joe Root (C) 4. Joe Denly 5. Jos Buttler 6. Ben Stokes 7. Jonny Bairstow (wk) 8. Moeen Ali 9. Chris Woakes 10. Stuart Broad 11. James Anderson

England squad:

Joe Root (c), Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes (vc), Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.

Australia: Team News, expected XI and squad

1. David Warner and Steven Smith, the star Australian players are set to return in the pinnacle format of the game after facing one year ban due to the sandpaper gate saga.

2. Australian coach Justin Langer has confirmed that Usman Khawaja and James Pattinson will appear in the first Test.

3. Langer also mentioned that Cameron Bancroft who is making a comeback after the 9-month ban is really close to play as an opener at Edgbaston.

4. The left-arm paceman Mitchell Starc might miss the first test because of the transition from white-ball cricket to red-ball cricket.

5. Langer also showered a lot of praise on the veteran pacer Peter Siddle in the press conference. Either of Siddle and Hazelwood is expected to feature in the playing XI.

Playing XI:

1. David Warner 2. Cameron Bancroft 3. Usman Khawaja 4. Steven Smith 5. Travis Head 6. Mitchell Marsh/Matthew Wade 7. Tim Paine (C & wk) 8. Pat Cummins 9. Peter Siddle/Josh Hazlewood 10. Nathan Lyon 11. James Pattinson

Australia squad:

Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler

Batsmen: Joe Root, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head

All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali

Bowlers: James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson


1. Jos Buttler is the only safe choice in the wicketkeeper section. The English wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow’s rise in limited-overs cricket has resulted in a decline in his form in the traditional format of the game. He averaged 41.27 till 2016 but this average has gone down to less than 30 since 2017 in Test cricket. Australian skipper Tim Paine averages just 25 this year. Are they a risk-taking worth?

2. Among current players, Steven Smith (2026), David Warner (1520) and Joe Root (1369) are top three run-scorer in Ashes. Whilst Smith and Root are must in the fantasy team, we have left out Warner due to credit issue. Being an opener, Warner will face new Dukes which is a tough task and can get out. Khawaja has a batting average of about 58 in the last five years and is a good pick for your fantasy team. Travis Head has been pretty good in his short Test career and is a good punt.

3. The batting all-rounder Ben Stokes is a must pick while Moeen Ali can be handy against Australia who will have at least three left-handed batsmen in top 7.

4. Anderson (104) and Broad (95), the top 2 leading wicket-takers in Ashes among current bowlers are must in Small Leagues. Cummins and Pattinson are expected to have a good outing at Edgbaston.

Captain and Vice-Captain choices:

Steven Smith and Ben Stokes are the best choices for C & VC. Joe Root/Anderson/Cummins are good options for VC.

Stats and Trivia:

1. Joe Root, the English skipper averages 66 with the willow and has 396 runs under his belt at Edgbaston.

2. The bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali has an average of more than 69 with three half-centuries and one duck in 4 innings at this venue. The off-spinner has only 6 wickets in 5 innings to his name at Birmingham.

3. The young all-rounder bagged his maiden MoM award for his all-around performance at this ground. His scores were 24 and 63 and picked 5 wickets with one 4-fer.

4. Anderson, the most successful Test bowler of England is also the leading wicket-taker at this venue with 44 scalps to his name. His partner Broad has 29 wickets in 14 innings.

5. The former Australian skipper Steven Smith is 47 runs away from completing 1000 runs in England. Smith has 953 runs with an average of more than 43 in England.

6. David Warner averages about 37 and Khawaja averages just 19 in England.

7. Mitchell Starc has 29 wickets in 15 Test innings he has played in England while Lyon has 25 wickets in the same number of innings.

8. The veteran pacer Peter Siddle has 43 scalps in 21 innings he has played in England. Siddle also has four 5-wicket hauls against England. But, will he play?

Keep an eye on the final playing eleven during toss and update your team if any player misses out.

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