An unprecedented piece of history will be on the line when Australia takes on England at the Oval for the 5th test match. Australia has taken a lead of 2-1 in the series and will be looking to win their first Ashes in England.Coming off a loss from the last test by a margin of 185 runs, England will be looking to draw the series by winning the last one. However, it’s easier said than done when you consider the performance Australia has put on in this series. Here is the ENG vs AUS Dream 11 prediction.
The final test match of Ashes will be played at the Kennington Oval in London. The match is scheduled to start at 10 AM GMT on 12th September.
Weather and Pitch Report:
There has been no forecasts of rain for the upcoming 5 days, which means both the teams will get enough game time to get the victory without any interruption from the clouds.
The Oval pitch provides something to the batsmen as well as the fast bowlers. We may see good bounce and swing from the bast bowlers on this pitch. Batsmen can get good knocks if they settles in.
Steven Smith has been the highlights of this series so far. He has scored 671 runs with three centuries and two fifties, dominating the English bowling attack. Other than Smith, Australia’s pace attack has been doing pretty well. Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins have gathered up a total of 42 wickets in the series so far. Nathan Lyon has been handy with the ball too for Australia.
Though Ben Stokes has injured his shoulder in the last match, he is likely to play the final test. However, he may not bowl in the final match for the injury. Stokes has been the top scorer for England in this series with 354 runs and England would love to have him in the squad for sure. Sam Curran and Chris Woakes will be replacing Craig Overton and Jason Roy.
Injury and Availability News:
Ben Stokes is likely to play the final test match even with the shoulder injury.
Predicted Playing XI
Joe Root (c), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c, wk), Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle, Mitch Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
ENG vs AUS Dream 11 prediction:
Batters: S Smith, M Harris, J Denly, R Burns
All-rounders: M Labuschagne, B Stokes
Bowlers: N Lyon, P Cummins, S Broad, J Archer
Wicketkeeper: T Paine
Captain & Vice-captain: S Smith, S Braod