AUS vs ENG (Australia vs England), 1st Test - Match Information
Match: Australia vs England, 1st Test
Date: 8th December 2021
Time: 05:30 AM IST
Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane
AUS vs ENG (Australia vs England), 1st Test Preview
1st Test of the The Ashes, 2021/22 has Australia taking on England. The match will be played at the Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane.
In their last 5 games, England have won 1 games and lost 3. In their last 5 games, Australia have won 2 games and lost 2.
Both teams last played against each other in the 5th Test of the The Ashes, 2019 where Mitchell Marsh scored the highest fantasy points for Australia with 179 match fantasy points while Jos Buttler topped the fantasy points leaderboard for England with 152 match fantasy points.
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AUS vs ENG, Pitch Report and Conditions
The pitch at the Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane will allow for good stroke play and the batters will find it easy to bat on the surface. The surface will not allow a lot of assistance to the bowlers and wicket taking is not going to be easy. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches is 273 runs. Both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss as the majority of the games played on this ground have been won by the side chasing.
The pacers have earned 86% of the total bowling fantasy points at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea.
AUS vs ENG, Head to Head
In the 351 matches played between these 2 teams, Australia have won 146 matches and England have won 110 matches. Batsmen of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: Batters and Wicket-Keepers
Marnus Labuschagne has a batting average of 61 in tests (1885 runs in just 18 matches). Gabba is his home ground and he has a great record at this venue scoring 399 runs in just 4 innings which includes 2 centuries and a fifty. He averages 173 points in his last 10 matches, which shows that he is in prime form and a good C/vc choice for this fixture.
Joe root is in sublime form in Tests this year as he has piled up 1455 runs in 12 matches at an average of 66 because of which he finds himself at the top of the ICC Men's Tests rankings. He also has done decently well against Australia as his scores against them in last 5 matches read 78, 71 , 77, 14 & 85 respectively.
David Warner struggled a lot against ENG in the last Ashes (2019) but post that he played in 7 Tests in which he piled up 853 runs at an average of 85, all of which came in Australia and thus he can be a great pick for this fixture. He does have a good record at this venue as his batting average here is 62 in Tests.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: Bowlers
Pat Cummins has taken 6, 5, 3, 7 & 4 wickets respectively in his last 5 Tests and thus is in great form. His record gets even better at the Gabba as in his 4 Tests here he has taken 25 wickets. Moreover, he can also score handy 25/30 runs in the tail and thus can give bonus fantasy points.
Josh Hazlewood is in tremendous form as in his last 4 Tests he has taken 17 wickets. Moreover, at Gabba he has taken 29 wickets in just 6 matches and thus it has been a happy hunting ground for him.
Stuart Broad was phenomenal in the last Ashes series (2019) as he picked up 23 wickets in total in 5 matches. Moreover, he has done decently well at this venue (Gabba) having picked up 12 wickets in 3 matches. With the absence of Anderson, Broad can certainly step up as the primary spearhead and perform well.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: All-Rounders
Ben Stokes should be a no-brainer pick as currently he is one of the best all-rounders in World cricket. He has done really well in Australia in Tests as in his 4 matches here he has scored 279 runs and taken 15 wickets. Moreover, The Ashes does bring the best out of him as he averages 65 runs and 2+ wickets per match in the series.
Ollie Robinson has had a great start to his Test career having taken 5, 7, 4, 5 & 7 wickets respectively in his 5 Tests. He can be more than handy with the bat as well as his batting average is 21 in First Class matches.
Cameroon Green in his short career of 4 Tests has not picked any wickets but has scored 236 runs which does include a fifty. Having said that, he has been in great form off late having scored 364 runs and taken 6 wickets in his last 5 First Class matches.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Prediction: Captain and Vice-Captain
Marnus Labuschagne has an average of 173 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and a low XFactor.
Ben Stokes has an average of 136 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.1 and a medium XFactor.
Ollie Robinson has an average of 134 match fantasy points in the last 5 games, a fantasy rating of 9 and a low XFactor.
Joe Root has an average of 146 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and a medium XFactor.
Pat Cummins has an average of 98 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and a low XFactor.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Team Suggestion
Wicket-Keeper: J. Buttler
Batters: D. Warner, J. Root and Z. Crawley
All-Rounders: B. Stokes and M. Labuschagne
Bowlers: J. Hazlewood, M. Starc, O. Robinson, P. Cummins and S. Broad
Captain: M. Labuschagne
Vice-Captain: B. Stokes