AUS vs ENG Fantasy Prediction, Probable Playing 11, Fantasy Cricket winning tips, Live Match Score, and Pitch Report
Australia (AUS) Possible Playing 11
1.Aaron Finch(C), 2. David Warner, 3. Mitchell Marsh, 4. Glenn Maxwell, 5. Marcus Stoinis, 6. Tim David, 7. Matthew Wade(WK), 8. Pat Cummins, 9. Mitchell Starc, 10. Adam Zampa, 11. Josh Hazlewood
2.Jos Buttler (C & WK), 2.Alex Hales, 3.Dawid Malan, 4.Ben Stokes, 5.Harry Brook, 6.Liam Livingstone, 7.Moeen Ali, 8.Sam Curran, 9.Chris Woakes, 10.Adil Rashid, 11.Mark Wood
On paper, this was a straightforward group. Australia were the overwhelming favourites to finish first. England were tipped to join them in the semifinals. But a few games into the Super 12 stage, both teams are uncertain about their progression. New Zealand’s stunning win on the opening night of Super 12 and Ireland’s spirited showing against England have thrown this group wide open. While New Zealand will fancy their chances of progression after toppling the hosts, it has now gotten to a stage where only one among Australia and England might progress barring another late twist. Friday’s (October 28) contest is pivotal in that regard as the winner is all set to dent the loser’s semifinal hopes.
The fact that this marquee clash is being staged at the MCG adds to the build up. The India-Pakistan game did live up its billing last Sunday and it remains to be seen if these two sides can come up with something similar to rival that. For Australia, there are issues to be addressed up top. David Warner has surprisingly failed in both the games so far and to top it, Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh haven’t come up with the runs as well. If not for a whirlwind effort from Marcus Stoinis, the hosts would have struggled against Sri Lanka. The bowlers did redeem themselves against the island nation after being hammered by New Zealand but Pat Cummins in particular needs a good outing.
England on the other hand will be livid with themselves for letting Ireland scrape through with a win. Rain arrived just in time when Moeen Ali looked to blaze away but the loss was still England’s own undoing as their batsmen came with a sloppy effort. Just like Warner, England’s Jos Buttler too has endured rare failures so far and there is no bigger stage than this to set that right. Having said that, parallels with that India-Pakistan game can be drawn in regards to the weather as well. Rain is once again expected to make an appearance but if it can stay clear like it did on Sunday, we can anticipate a cracker.