After the completion of the ICC World Cup, fans have geared up for the next tournament. That is none other than the Ashes between the two arch-rivals, England and Australia, starting from August 1 at Edgbaston, Birmingham. This will be included in the ICC World Test Championship (2019-21). Both the teams are coming from a great campaign in the World Cup where although Australia couldn’t make it to the final, they did pretty well. On the other hand, England won their maiden World Cup title against New Zealand. Now, let’s have a look at the ENG vs AUS Dream 11 Predictions.
No injury news from both sides.
Predicted Playing 11
England: Jason Roy, Rory Burns, Joe Root (c), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
Australia: David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Tim Paine (c&wk), Pat Cummins, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Nathan Lyon
Weather and pitch report
Although the rain has predicted between the games, the first two days will be sunny. The third day could have seen some shower. Moisture is expected from the pitch where the fast bowlers will get the benefit.
England and Australia have been played in 70 series since 1882-83 where England won 32 times and 33 by Australia. Only five Ashes series ended in a draw. Out of the 330 Ashes tests, England won 106 while 134 tests won by Australia with the remaining 90 all were draws.
Jonny Bairstow, the wicketkeeper-batsman of England has been chosen in the ENG vs AUS Dream 11 Predictions Team. He has been in great form for the last couple of months with the bat and he is as good as behind the stumps. That is why he becomes an obvious choice.
Both the sides have plenty of key batsmen who can change the game anytime. David Warner, Joe Root, Steven Smith and Joe Denly are the four batsmen who have been selected. Warner, Root, Smith all are coming from a great campaign in the recently concluded ICC World Cup and it is expected that they will continue to do well in the Ashes as well.
Moeen Ali and Mitchell Marsh can be the two all-rounders in the ENG vs AUS Dream11 predictions team. Their inclusion will provide more strength in the middle-order of their respective teams.
As the pitch will have the moisture, fast bowlers will be beneficial. Both the teams will try to use the condition with their terrific pace bowlers. However, four bowlers have been included in the ENG vs AUS Dream11 predictions team, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc. While Anderson and Stuart Broad are the key players for England and Broad has already shown what he can do in the Ireland Test, Cummins and Starc has been in formidable form for the last couple of months.
Captain and vice-captain
James Anderson and Pat Cummins have been chosen the captain and vice-captain respectively of the ENG vs AUS Dream 11 team predictions.
It will be interesting to see which team will have the last laugh.