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AUS vs ENG Dream11 2nd Ashes Test England vs Australia Predicted XI, Team News

Preview:

The biggest test rivalry comes to the Home of Cricket as England and Australia head to Lord’s for the second Ashes test. England are desperately seeking for a turn in fortunes as they would like to square up the series at the ground where they won the World Cup. Despite the world champions tag, England in recent times weren’t satisfactory in the longest format. Before the Edgbaston defeat, they lost a series to West Indies and Ireland gave them a real scare. England certainly need to boost their confidence if they need to level the series at Lord’s. They need someone to stop Steve Smith who is unstoppable in this format. For this, they have called up a young and energetic Jofra Archer who wants to make it into the honors board.

Match details:

Match: ENG vs AUS, 2nd Test, The Ashes

Date: 14th – 18th Aug 2019

Venue: Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

Time: 11 AM local, 3:30 PM IST

Where to watch (India): Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Liv

Pitch report:

In recent times, the home of cricket wasn’t friendly to the batsmen. When Ireland visited Lord’s recently, both the teams were all-out for under 100, which is the first instance in a test in England since 1907. In the last three test matches at Lord’s, there were as many as 7 totals under 250. The slope at Lord’s tends to favor left-handed batsmen and bowlers.

Team squads:

England (playing XII): Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Joe Root (c) Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes

Australia (playing XII): Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Tim Paine (c, wk), Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, David Warner

Team news:

  • Australia dropped James Pattinson, and replace him with Josh Hazlewood.
  • Mitchell Starc is named in the playing XII, but sources suggest that he will be given more time to recover from his injured knee.
  • James Anderson and Olly Stone are ruled out of the test match, due to injuries in the earlier test.
  • Jofra Archer who replaces Anderson, is probably going to make his test debut.
  • Since Lord’s favors left-arm bowlers, Jack Leach replaces Moeen Ali in the England squad. Few weeks ago, Leech was the man-of-the-match for scoring 94* as a nightwatchman at the same venue against Ireland.

Dream XI team:

Wicket-keepers: Matthew Wade

Batsmen: Joe Root, Rory Burns, Steve Smith, David Warner

All-rounders: Ben Stokes

Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Nathan Lyon, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer

Stats:

  • At Lord’s, Ben Stokes averages 40.4 with the bat and 30.6 with the ball, both being better than his career average. His best bowling figures of 6/22 were at this ground, against West Indies in 2017.
  • Jonny Bairstow averages 43.1 at Lord’s, though he averages only 35.7 overall. He was out for two ducks in the Ireland test, but that might prove to be a one-off bad match.
  • Stuart Broad took 90 test wickets at Lord’s at an average of just 27.2. Twice he took 7 wicket-hauls at Lord’s.
  • David Warner crossed fifty in 4 of his last 6 Test innings in England.
  • Pat Cummins took 19 wickets in his last 5 test innings against England.
  • Jofra Archer who is set to make his debut, took 42 wickets in 16 first-class innings, since the start of last year. He picked 8 wickets, including a 5-for against Middlesex in his most recent Lord’s match.