AUS vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: Australia have a rare opportunity of registering a Test series victory in England.
The fifth and the last Test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia will be played from tomorrow at The Oval. Irrespective of the outcome of the match, the trophy will be retained by Australia due to their 2-1 lead in the series.
If Australia continue to dominate the hosts, they will register a rare Test series victory in England. Much like Australia retaining the Ashes in England, them winning a Test series will also happen after as many as 18 years. The last Australian captain to win an Ashes series in England was Steve Waugh (2001).
As far as England are concerned, they would be looking to play for pride in the last Test. Only a victory will see them drawing the series. There is no hiding to the fact that a 1-3 Ashes loss right after winning their inaugural Cricket World Cup will raise questions on their consistency across formats.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction
England have made a couple of changes to their Playing XI for the last match. The all-rounder pair of Chris Woakes and Sam Curran have replaced middle-order batsman Jason Roy and fast bowler Craig Overton. On the other hand, Australia have dropped co vice-captain Travis Head in place of all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to make a solitary change to their 12-member squad.
Probable Playing XI
1) David Warner 2) Marcus Harris 3) Marnus Labuschagne 4) Steve Smith 5) Matthew Wade 6) Mitchell Marsh 7) Tim Paine (c & wk) 8) Pat Cummins 9) Nathan Lyon 10) & 11) Josh Hazlewood / Mitchell Starc / Peter Siddle
1) Rory Burns 2) Joe Denly 3) Joe Root (c) 4) Ben Stokes 5) Jos Buttler 6) Jonny Bairstow (wk) 7) Sam Curran 8) Chris Woakes 9) Jofra Archer 10) Jack Leach 11) Stuart Broad
Players to watch out for
Australia – Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Hazlewood
England – Rory Burns, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer
Pitch Conditions and Toss Prediction
The Oval track is expected to aid the batsmen throughout the match. While overcast conditions might assist the bowler on Day 1, clear weather on the subsequent days means that bowlers will have to work hard to dismiss the opposition batsmen.
In 101 Tests played at The Oval, the captain winning the toss has elected to bat on 88 occasions. As far as the matches won after batting first is concerned, the result is in their favour on the back of 36 wins against 28 wins.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Wicket-keepers
I have selected a couple of wicket-keeper batsmen for this match. English wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow is my first pick in this category. Having scored a lone half-century in eight innings in this series, Bairstow is due for a significant score in Test matches.
My second wicket-keeper batsman for this match is Australia’s Matthew Wade. Post his third Test century in the first Test at Edgbaston, Wade has scored 90 runs at an average of 12.85. Slated to bat at No. 5 in Head’s absence, the extra onus might just work for the 31-year old cricketer.
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AUS vs ENG Dream11 Batsmen
Having scored 323 runs in four Test matches at an average of 40.37 including a century and two half-centuries, England opening batsman Rory Burns has surely been the find of the series for the home team. Tomorrow will be the first time that Burns will play Test at his home ground.
If you want to pick England captain Joe Root for this match, you can do the same by not picking Bairstow. The swap won’t affect your budget at all.
The sensational Steve Smith is an automatic pick for this match. The Aussie has scored 671 runs in three Tests at an average of 134.20 and a strike rate of 67.23 including three centuries and two half-centuries. Another spectacular Test could see Smith breaking the record of the all-time run-scorer record in an Ashes series.
My this batsman for this match is Australia opening batsman Marcus Harris. The decision has majorly been made because of his low price of eight credits. If Harris gets going in this match, he should become the budget buy for this team.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 All-rounders
In Ben Stokes and Marnus Labuschagne, I have picked two best all-rounders from both the teams. Having scored 354 runs in four Tests at an average of 59 including two centuries and a half-century, Stokes has continued from where he had left off in the World Cup.
Given the magical form that he is in, don’t be surprised if he aids England in drawing the series with another fantastic performance.
Brought in as Smith’s replacement, Labuschagne has successfully cemented his spot in the Australian XI on the back of four half-centuries in five innings in this series.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Bowlers
As has been the case since the second Test, Jofra Archer once again finds a place in my Dream 11 fantasy team for this match. Archer has dismissed 16 batsmen in three matches at an average of 19.87, an economy rate of 2.73 and a strike rate of 43.5.
Citing his all-round skills, I have also picked England’s Chris Woakes. You also have the option of selecting Sam Curran in his place as both the cricketers are likely to play the dual role and will cost you the same.
While Pat Cummins (24 wickets at an average of 17.41, an economy rate of 2.54 and a strike rate of 41) has taken more wickets than Josh Hazlewood (18 wickets at an average of 16.88, an economy rate of 2.50 and a strike rate of 40.4), I have picked the latter due to his better average, economy rate and strike rate and a lower price.
My second Australian fast bowler for this match if left-arm spearhead Mitchell Starc. The 29-year old bowler had put on display an impressive performance during the last Test in Manchester.
Dream 11 disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.