January 13, 2018
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Eng vs Aus 1st ODI Match Prediction-Fantasy Team News

By Himanshu Sharma

Australia vs England Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction

ODI series, England tour of Australia, 2018

After 4-0 drubbing in the recently concluded Ashes series, England face Australia for the 5-match ODI series starting on January 14 at the MCG in Melbourne. Much remains to be seen how England will approach this series but Australia would like to dominate from the very first game.

When and Where:

Series: ODI series, England tour of Australia, 2018

Date & Time: January 14,  02:20 PM  Local

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Venue Statistics:

ODIs played: 147

Average 1st inning total: 221

Average 2nd inning total: 195

Highest total: 344/8 (50 Ov) by ICCWXI vs AsiaXI

Lowest total: 94/10 (31.7 Ov) by Eng vs Aus

Pitch and Conditions:

The pitch is most likely to favour batsmen more. It had been raining in Melbourne but forecast for the Sunday game is clear.

Recent Form (most recent first):

Australia: LWLLL

England: WWWWL

Eng vs Aus Team News:


  • Joe Root is declared fit to play after illness.
  • One among Alex Hales or Jason Roy might miss out.


  • Josh Hazlewood has been rested from the series opener.
  • Travis Head is most likely to bat at No. 4.

Eng vs Aus Squads:


Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball, Tom Curran, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood


David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Marsh, Tim Paine(w), Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Cameron White

Eng vs Aus Probable XI:


Jason Roy/Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Mark Wood


David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith (c), Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, AJ Tye

Eng vs Aus Key Players:

  • Steven Smith has been in top form and bursting with confidence after exploits in the recently concluded Ashes series.
  • David Warner, Aaron Finch, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are among other key players for Team Australia.
  • Joe Root had a quiet Ashes series and would look to make an impact unburdened of captaincy.

Please note: This Eng vs Aus match preview is based on our research and news sourced from various sources. You can select your own playing XI from the squads of the two teams listed above.

Eng vs Aus Fantasy Team:

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Himanshu Sharma

I spend my time watching and talking cricket. In my spare time, I YouTube cricket classics. That doesn't mean, I know much about the game.

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