GLO vs AU-A Dream 11 Team: The two teams take on each other in the first of the two one day matches scheduled between the two in the space of 3 days
Gloucestershire Vs Australia A One Day Best Dream 11 Team
After two easy wins against Northamptonshire and Derbyshire, Australia A were set to face their first stern test against Worcestershire, semi-finalists at the recently concluded prestigious Royal London One Day Cup. Unfortunately that extremely enticing encounter had to be abandoned without a ball being bowled, after incessant rains lashed the ground, leaving us with a long wait to see Australia A resume their visit of England.
We finally have the side back in action today when they on Gloucestershire in the first of the two one days the two teams will be facing off against in starting today. Brimming to the fore with exceptional players which saw them register a six wicket and seven wicket win respectively in their opening two matches, Australia A will be looking to register another profound win and continue their marauding ways.
In Gloucestershire though, they know that they are up against an opponent who themselves have massively impressed on the domestic circuit. Winning three of their four group stage matches, the side in Smith, Liddle, Cockbain and captain Taylor have an emphatic one day outfit, one packed with specialist players of the 50 over format.
Gloucestershire’s coach Richard Dawson: “It’s a great opportunity for our lads to compete against international standard players. We don’t often get that opportunity so to test ourselves against them is brilliant.”
“We’ve mixed and match so we’ve got a lot of experienced white ball players in the team like Smith, Liddle and Cockbain. There’s some youngsters there as well – Ben Charlesworth and Hankins who’s played some white ball cricket, he gets a chance too. It’s just a great chance to give people playing time and we’ve got the game on Tuesday where we can change it around again.”
This promises to be the first stern test Australia A encounter in their sojourn and on a surface that has yielded some high scoring matches in the Championship Second Division, one that saw them go on an unbeaten 11 match winning streak which was only recently curtailed after a batting collapse saw them lose to Glamorgan.
In this match where the runs will come at will, we see the slightly more experienced and well versed Australian batting line-up adding the extra runs that should see them win this. They know what it takes to win on the big stage, a side that has taken massive strides recently and they should record their third consecutive win today.
Wicket-Keeper for GLO vs AU-A Dream 11
With two scores of 100 on the bounce, Australia’s Matthew Wade has unleashed a complete onslaught on opposition bowlers, pummelling them at will. One of Australia’s most consistent performers in the domestic circuit, he came into our side without a second invitation while we have paired with up with Peter Handscomb.
Batsmen for GLO vs AU-A Dream 11
Whilst D’Arcy Short has failed to live upto expectations in the opening two encounters, he alongside Wade were two of the most delectable bats to watch in the recently concluded Australian domestic season. With over 600 runs, he’s an emphatic bat, one who is more often than not set to come up with the goods and we envision his adamant affinity for runs seeing him amassing a bagful of runs.
From the home side we have opted for captain Jack Taylor and Ian Cockbain to come in and hold fort for us with us seeing the two matching Australia blow for blow in this facet.
All-Rounders for GLO vs AU-A Dream 11
No questioning Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh’s inclusion here. With both looking for a place in Australia’s Ashes squad for the August, these series have quissential importance for this duo and we see them both imbedding a stellar show.
Bowling Order for GLO vs AU-A Dream 11
With James Pattinson unlikely to play this one as Australia look to save him for the final one day of the series along with the ensuing test matches, we are going in with Josh Hazlewood who is all but assured of a spot here. Returning after a long off owing to a severe back injury, Australia A and the bowler himself have said that the pacer will be played for two matches on the bounce in a bid to test his fitness.
“I’ll definitely play on Sunday and see how I pull up. It’s obviously a pretty quick turnaround for Tuesday but all going well, should play both. The plan is to try and play both,” Hazlewood told cricket.com.au.
With the vice-captain back in the team, Australia will be looking to rest Sean Abbot, someone who has played two matches and get back Andrew Tye in the line-up who returns to our team as well.
From Gloucestershire, we have opted for one of their most experienced white ball cricketers in the form of Tom Smith. He’s some who was pivotal in seeing the side win three of their four group stage matches in the Royal London Cup and if the home side are to make things tricky for Australia A, Smith needs to be at the pinnacle of his game. We are also getting in Chris Liddle after his strong showing against Glamorgan recently.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Matthew Wade is our captain for this one after two knocks of 100 under his kitty while we have opted for Mitchell Marsh as our all-rounder.
Australia A’s Visit Of England
Match: Gloucestershire Vs Australia A
Date And Time: 30th June, Sunday- 3:30pm IST
Venue: Bristol County Ground