England vs Australia….will face each other once again after five months. After a 4 – 1 ODI thumping by England down under, a new look Australia resumes hostilities with the old enemy. A lot has happened in Australia Cricket in recent times and the current team is looking somewhat different. Even we can’t completely presume that hosts are very strong and they can easily win the series. They have lost to Scotland in a very shocking manner and pressure has built on their shoulders too.
England set to host Australia in a five match Royal London One Day Cup series and this is the first match of the series. This match will be played at London and Kennington Oval will host this match. England has a good record record at this venue and they have 10 out of 12 matches they have played here. Even on paper they are looking strong and they have ability to beat this new Australian team. On the other side, Australia is missing few of their star players like Starc, Cummins, Hazzlewood with injuries and significantly looking weaker.
Kennington Oval, London – England
Beutiful batting conditions are expected at Kennington Oval. Fast bowlers can get good amount of support from the surface than spinners.
England Probable XI
Willey / Tom Curran
Mark Wood / Jake Ball
Australia Probable XI
Shaun Marsh / Maxwell
Kane Richardson / Jhye Richardson
Important News :
- Buttler and Jake Ball have returned to English side. Sam Billings can make way for Buttler who is very good form.
- Jake Ball has also a chance to play this match and he can replace either Mark Wood or Willey.
- Tim Paine set to lead the Australian team. Any two from Finch, Head and Short will open the innings.
- Neser, Agar and Kane were impressive in practice matches and expecting they will play this match.
- Maxwell is not in good form and even in practice matches he didn’t bat well. Shaun Marsh can replace him.
Wicket Keeper :
- Buttler is in good form and he should be straight pick in small leagues. You can also take Tim Paine and he is also a good batsman. Both Buttler and Paine bat in middle order.
- From England take atleast three from Bairstow, Hales, Roy, Morgan and Root. Root can bowl few overs and bats at 4th position. Bairstow is in very good form. Hales also played well against Scotland and looked like he got his form back. Roy is unpredictable and it’s upto you. Morgan is always a match winner and also played many match winnings knocks as a skipper.
- From Australia Finch is straight pick. Marsh and Short are other good players. Marsh played well in county matches.
All Rounders :
- From England Moeen Ali is safe option. You can also try Willey but his chances are doubtful also bats at lower order.
- From Australia Head and Stoinis are mandatory. Try Neser in grand leagues.
- From England Rashid and Plunkett are safe bowlers.
- From Australia Tye is the safest option. Agar, Stanlake, Kane Richardson are other good bowlers.
Grand League Tips :
- Markwood – due to average performance against Scotland only 12.71 % people have taken him.
- Jake Ball – he had good county season. Only 3% people have taken him.
- Paine – Paine is a good batsman but only 21.17% have taken him because of Buttler.
- Short – Unpredictable batsman. He had good big bash season and from then he never played upto his levels.
- Neser – played well in practice matches and he has high chances to play this match. Taken by only 3.61%
- Agar – Like Neser he also played well in practice matches. Only 12 % have taken him.
Dream11 Team :
🔹Buttler / Paine
🔹Morgan is a big player and you can take him if you want. Roy is unpredictable but a valuable player. Take him if you want.
🔹Dropped Finch and this is really a big risky step. You can take him in your teams.
🔹Moeen Ali is safe all rounder and you can take him. If you want to take risk Willey is good option (50/50 chances).
🔹From Australia Neser is expected to play this match. Try him if you want.
🔹Wood, Kane Richardson, Ashton Agar, Stanlake are other good bowlers. You can take them too.
This is a risky match. Make proper changes if you want or make teams using the above information.
C & Vc Options :
Head, Buttler, Stoinis, Finch, Bairstow, Root, Hales, Morgan
You can make C & Vc Options according to your choice.