GLO vs AU-A Dream 11 Prediction : Gloucestershire Vs Australia A One Day Fourth One Day Best Dream 11 Team
Playing the last of their one dayers before the focus eventually shifts to the test format, Australia A will be looking to continue in the same tune as they have across all their 50 over matches. Having won all of their encounters against sides from the English domestic circuit, Australia have been emphatic in their performances, hardly perturbed in even the single encounter up till now.
Back at it today against Gloucestershire, a side they are playing against for the second time in three days, Australia know their gameplan needs to remain the same. Touted to be their toughest fixture till date, Australia saw Josh Hazelwood’s 10 overs of 1-24 which included the four maiden overs in it and Mitchell Marsh’s spell of 3-43 leave Gloucestershire wrapping up their innings for a paltry 246-8.
Despite making early inroads as they sent back the emphatic Matthew Wade inside the first powerplay, soon followed up by captain Travis Head to leave Australia’s middle-order exposed for the first time at 54-2, the hosts failed to capitalise on the incentive garnered in the opening period. Tested for the first time, Australia’s number 4-6 batsmen all stepped up to the mantle with half-centuries from Peter Handscomb(57) and promoted Will Pucovski(51) doing the bulk of the damage before Mitchell Marsh’s 53 taking Australia past the finishing line without any worries.
They came to England packed with stellar performers vying for a spot in the upcoming Ashes squad and this Australia A side have spared no expense in making a name for themselves. They’ll be looking to emulate the same compelling shows and put down the home side once again in their quest of maintaining their winning spree.
They’ve enjoyed a fine time in the Royal London Cup and the Second Division County Championship but the way Gloucestershire went down in the first one day left us bitterly disappointed. The batting unit, one filled with experienced performers in white ball cricket tumbled in quick succession as the home side lost wickets in quick intervals to post an average total infront of Australia.
What holds this Australian unit in good stead for the final one day of their visit is the composure they showed in the previous match. With Wade failing to do the job for them once, the rest of the batting order stepped up to grab the initiative and imbed an effervescent chase. They’ll win this one as well given the strength of players they have in both the departments of the game.
In Matthew Wade and Peter Handscomb, Australia have two of their finest players, name we have taken over the domestic circuit in the country with their stalwart batting displays. And they’ve continued to build on those stunning shows in these one day matches as well as they look to reserve a spot in Australia’s upcoming Ashes squad.
We are even getting in the hosts’ wicket-keeper for this one after his seamless blend with both the gloves and the bat. The mainstay of his side, James Bracey is expected by us to resonate the same rousing showing today as well.
The reason for Gloucestershire’s unprecedented and maverick success in recent times has been down to their batting unit especially in the white ball format. And leading the line have been Ian Cockbain and George Hankins, players who captain Taylor alluded to being the biggest fulcrums of his side.
After failing to impress in the first of the two matches between the two countries, both these bats will be looking to wage a battle for their side once again and reaffirm why the outfit is held in such high reverence in the domestic arena.
From Australia we are getting in Will Pucovski with the side to elevate him once again as they look to give a relatively untested middle-order playing time in the middle.
The three wickets and a half-century see Mitchell Marsh be brought in by us in the all-rounders spot. He’s the only player we have opted for in this face given the consummate success Gloucestershire’s bowling attack tasted the last time around.
The first time to perturb Australia’s batting order this series and make it a tough time for their articulate batsmen to peel off the runs and keep the scoreboard moving, the home side were lead by spearheads Chris Liddle and Tom Smith who left no stone unturned in troubling the side.
Spinner tom Smith in particular was crucial to the side making a meal of the match as we went onto break the 101 run stand between Handscomb and Pucovski to see Australia stumble to 182-5 and we see him causing massive problems once again.
It’s a duo of pacers from Australia A as well with Josh Hazlewood continuing to find a place in our side while James Pattinson comes in for the first time after returning from his duty with Northamptonshire.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Matthew Wade is our captain for this while Mitchell Marsh is chosen as the vice-captain.
Australia A’s Visit Of England
Match: Gloucestershire Vs Australia A One Day
Date And Time: 2nd June, Tuesday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: Bristol Country Ground, Bristol