AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction: The hosts in England would be looking to turn things around in the second Test at Lord’s.
The second test of the ongoing 2019 Ashes series between England and Australia will be played at Lord’s tomorrow. With the series moving on to the historic venue, expect the competition to become a tad tougher and intense.
In the first Test at Edgbaston, Australia did surprise one and all with the manner in which they registered victory. With a series lead under their belt, they know that another victory will make things extremely hard for the hosts. It is worth mentioning that they have a 3-2 record in their favour at Lord’s since 2000.
On the other hand, England would be wanting to put their best foot forward. With the Ashes currently with Australia, they have no other option than to win the series and take back the urn. The home team wouldn’t be wanting to delay things any further than this match.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction
Australia announced their 12-member squad on the eve of the match. While they have benched fast bowler James Pattinson, they have included Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. Ideally, one out of these two should make the final cut tomorrow.
As far as the hosts in England are concerned, they appear set to hand Jofra Archer a Test debut in place of the injured James Anderson.
Probable Playing XI
1) David Warner 2) Cameron Bancroft 3) Usman Khawaja 4) Steve Smith 5) Travis Head 6) Matthew Head 7) Tim Paine (c & wk) 8) Pat Cummins 9) Nathan Lyon 10) Peter Siddle 11) Mitchell Starc / Josh Hazlewood
— ICC (@ICC) August 13, 2019
1) Jason Roy 2) Rory Burns 3) Joe Root (c) 4) Joe Denly 5) Ben Stokes 6) Jos Buttler 7) Jonny Bairstow (wk) 8) Chris Woakes 9) Jofra Archer 10) Jack Leach 11) Stuart Broad
Players to watch out for
Australia – David Warner, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins
England – Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Lord’s is likely to offer a balanced pitch for the second Test. While expecting a green top would be too much to expect, but don’t rule out the possibility of bowlers troubling the batsmen throughout the match. After all, we all know what happened during the last Test played at Lord’s.
As far as the toss is concerned, expect the winnings captain to bat first. Chasing in England has become a tormenting task in the recent times.
Dream11 Picks for AUS vs ENG Dream11
Wicket-keepers for AUS vs ENG Dream11
I have selected a wicket-keeper batsman each from both Australia and England. Australia’s Matthew Wade walks into my team on the back of his third Test century in the last Test. During the ongoing tour of England, Wade has scored 619 runs in eight matches across formats at an average of 68.77.
I have picked England’s Jonny Bairstow primarily because of his impressive record at Lord’s. In 11 Tests at the venue, Bairstow has scored 776 runs at an average of 43.11 and a strike rate of 52.64 including one century and five half-centuries.
Batsmen for AUS vs ENG Dream11
Considering how well Australia batsman Steve Smith batted in Birmingham, there is not much reasoning required behind including him in my Dream 11 fantasy squad for the second Test. In 24 Ashes Tests, Smith has scored 2,312 runs at an average of 60.84 and a strike rate of 53.91 including 10 centuries and six half-centuries.
My other two specialist batsmen are England opening batsman Rory Burns and captain Joe Root. Having scored a maiden Test century in the last match, Burns deserved to find a spot in my team.
Much like Bairstow, I have also selected Root because of his record at Lord’s. In 13 Tests here, Root has scored 1,175 runs at an average of 51.08 and a strike rate of 56.49 including three centuries and five half-centuries. With his side under pressure, the English skipper would be wanting to lead from the front with runs under his belt.
All-rounders for AUS vs ENG Dream11
Having made his Test debut less than a year ago, Australia all-rounder Travis Head has impressed one and all in his nine-match career so far. His 749 runs have come at an average of 49.93 and a strike rate of 50.74 including a century and six half-centuries.
Apart from Head, I have also selected England all-rounder Ben Stokes as my second all-rounder for this match. Stokes might have contributed much in Birmingham but looked confident while in action. The 28-year old cricketer could be crucial for England’s fortunes tomorrow.
Waiting to make his mark.
— Lord’s Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) August 12, 2019
Bowlers for AUS vs ENG Dream11
I have selected two specialist bowlers from both the teams. In co vice-captain Pat Cummins and off-spinner Nathan Lyon, I have named both Australia’s heroes of the fourth innings at Edgbaston in this team. An able batsman, Cummins might just fetch you some extra points in the upcoming five days.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer looks set to make his Test debut tomorrow. Given the hype around the same, Archer would be looking to carry forward his recent form into Test cricket.
My last specialist bowler for this match is veteran England fast bowler Stuart Broad. Having registered his 17th five-wicket haul at Edgbaston, Broad will be backing his rick returns at Lord’s to trouble the opposition batsman. In 22 Tests at Lord’s, Broad has dismissed 90 batsmen at an average of 27.22, an economy rate of 3.04 and a strike rate of 53.6.
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.