AUS vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of the Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Brisbane. They will play against each other for the first time in the five-match Test series between them.
The Ashes Urn has been with the Aussies since 2017 and it would require an extraordinary task from the English to defeat Australia in Australia and reclaim The Ashes Urn.
AUS vs ENG The Ashes 2021-22 1st Test Details:
The 1st Ashes Test match of 2021-22 between Australia and England will be played from the 8th of December to the 13th of December at The Gabba, Brisbane.
This game is scheduled to start at 5:30 AM IST/ 10:00 AM local and the live streaming can be seen on Sony LIV in India while the live scores can be tracked on the CricketAddictor website.
AUS vs ENG The Ashes 2021-22 1st Test Preview:
“The body will be cremated and the Ashes taken to Australia“
reported British News Media after England’s infamous Test defeat at The Oval in 1882, which paved the way for a cricketing battle that continues to blossom even after 140 years.
The rich history of this legendary cricket battle between two of the most passionate sides in the world certainly raises the intensity of the cricket fans all around the world.
Australia currently has the hold over the Ashes Urn, winning the 2017 Ashes (Australia) 4-1 and then drawing the 2019 Ashes (England) 2-2. England last won The Ashes in 2015 during Alastair Cook’s era, when they tamed the Kangaroos 3-2 at home.
England’s last Ashes win down under dates back to 2010/11. They certainly don’t have promising memories of playing Ashes down under, having won just 56 of 167 Tests.
Despite the prevailing Yorkshire racism scandal, the English will be groaning in confidence with the return of their 2019 Ashes hero and all-rounder Ben Stokes. Stokes took a short break from the game in July to focus on his mental wellbeing.
Skipper Joe Root was pumped with the all-rounder’s return and said
“We all know what Ben’s capable of and it is a huge boost for us as a squad. He is a massive asset to English cricket”
The all-rounder was the leading run-scorer of the side in the 2019 Ashes, and his famous 3rd Test heroics at Headingley has been deeply imprinted in the minds of cricket fans across the globe.
Australia has announced pacer Pat Cummins as their new leader after Tim Paine was forced to step down following the expose of a sexting scandal with a female colleague in 2017.
Steven Smith, who led Australia to a 4-1 victory in the 2017 Ashes, has been appointed as his deputy. The strategy of handing over the leadership responsibility to Smith is a sign that Cricket Australia is batting to slowly and steadily bring back its impressive skipper to do what he does best.
The English side has announced an 18-member squad for the 5-match series. Joe Root will be eyeing to manifest his dreams of lifting the Ashes Urn for the first time as a skipper, having failed at doing so in the previous two attempts.
The terrifying pace partnership of Anderson and Broad assisted with Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, and Ollie Robinson will boost the chances of English in reclaiming the Ashes. They have mighty firepower in their batting as always, with Root and Stokes expected to lead the side in the department.
For Australia, the astonishment of including Usman Khawaja in the Ashes squad is rather less than the omission of their recent World Cup-winning heroes Mitchell Marsh and Matthew Wade. Cameron Green, Michael Neser and Jhye Richardson are some of the promising additions to the side.
“It has a mix of experience, proven performers, and developing talents” is what the CA selection panel head George Bailey believes of the Australian Ashes squad.
The Australian side has also announced their playing XI for the first Test at Brisbane. Alex Carey is set to make his debut, while Harris and Warner will open for the side. Skipper Pat Cummins will lead the pace battery, with his companions Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood. Nathan Lyon will be solely responsible to carry out the spin duties, with part-time support from Travis Head.
The Gabba, Brisbane will be hosting the 1st of the 5 Tests from the 8th of December. The weather forecast doesn’t look promising, with at least 50% chances of precipitation on each of the five days. There is a pretty high probability that we may not see any action during the first couple of days.
The last time these two sides met at The Gabba, Australia managed to thump England by 10 wickets in a one-sided affair.
England will need to give their everything if they want to pull an Ashes win against Australia in Australia, something similar to what the young Indian side did last summer. However, Australia is not a team that repeats the mistakes often, especially when it comes to cricket’s oldest battle.
AUS vs ENG The Ashes 2021-22 1st Test Weather Report:
8th December – 24-27°C temperature, 63% humidity, 16 km/hr wind speed, 50% chance of rain
9th December – 25-26°C temperature, 69% humidity, 16 km/hr wind speed, 60% chance of rain
10th December – 24-25°C temperature, 68% humidity, 11 km/hr wind speed, 80% chance of rain
11th December – 23-24°C temperature, 64% humidity, 18 km/hr wind speed, 10% chance of rain
12th December – 22-23°C temperature, 67% humidity, 19 km/hr wind speed, 40% chance of rain
AUS vs ENG The Ashes 2021-22 1st Test Pitch Report:
The Gabba surface has remained under the covers for a really long time due to consistent rain in Brisbane, the pitch looks lush green and is expected to thrill the swing bowlers.
It will be extremely difficult for the batters to hold grip of this surface if rain continues to intervene.
The batters will need to spend quality time in the middle to get going here. However, rain is anticipated to play a spoilsport for most of the game.
Average 1st innings score:
The average first innings score on this wicket is 410.
Record of chasing teams:
The team batting second doesn’t enjoy good records here. They have a winning percentage of 45 on this track.
Winning the toss and batting first would be an ideal decision, especially on a surface like this with regular intervention of rain anticipated.
AUS vs ENG The Ashes 2021-22 1st Test Injury Update and Availability News:
England have decided to rest senior pacer James Anderson for the first Ashes Test as part of their workload management.
AUS vs ENG The Ashes 2021-22 1st Test Playing XI and Probable XI:
Australia (Playing XI): Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood
Bench: Mitchell Swepson, Jhye Richardson, Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser
England: Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Jos Buttler (wk), Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach
Bench: Dom Bess, Craig Overton, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley
Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Steve Smith was the leading run-scorer in the 2019 Ashes, piling up 774 runs in just 7 innings, with an almost unbelievable average of 110.57. The Australian vice-captain will look to make it count once again.
Marnus Labuschagne followed Smith Smith in the leading run-scorer chart of the 2019 Ashes, with his 353 in 7 innings. He averaged 50+ and can do wonders once again in this Ashes.
The current Australian skipper Pat Cummins was the leading wicket-taker of the 2019 Ashes, with a total of 29 wickets in 5 games. He averaged 19.62 throughout the series. He can also contribute with the bat in the lower order.
Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon pocketed 20 wickets each in the 2019 Ashes, and will be expected to play a major role in this Ashes as well.
Ben Stokes was the leading run-scorer from the English side in the Ashes 2019, he struck 441 runs in 5 matches, including a superhumanic 135* at Headingley to guide England to a nail-biting 1-wicket win. He was also instrumental with the ball, picking a total of 8 wickets. He will need to replicate something similar to give England a chance here.
Joe Root had an ordinary 2019 Ashes with the bat, the number 1 ranked Test batter added just 325 runs in 5 games. His form impacted England heavily. If they are to win here, Joe Root will have to contribute hugely like the 2017 Ashes.
Stuart Broad was the leading wicket-taker from the England side in the 2019 Ashes, the veteran pacer claimed 23 wickets in 5 games, including a 5-wicket haul. He will be desperate to exploit the Australian conditions.
Jack Leach picked 12 wickets in 4 matches of The Ashes 2019, and the spin department’s responsibility will lie once again on him. He will hope to have a remarkable down under tour with the ball.
AUS vs ENG The Ashes 2021-22 1st Test Captain and Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Joe Root, Steve Smith, Ben Stokes
Vice-Captain – David Warner, Pat Cummins
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Keepers – Jos Buttler, Alex Carey
Batsmen – Joe Root (vc), Steve Smith (c), Marcus Harris, David Warner
All-rounder – Ben Stokes
Bowlers – Mark Wood, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Keepers – Jos Buttler, Alex Carey
Batsmen – Joe Root, David Warner (vc), Dawid Malan
All-rounders – Ben Stokes (c), Marnus Labuschagne
Bowlers – Ollie Robinson, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins, Stuart Broad
AUS vs ENG The Ashes 2021-22 1st Test Expert Advice:
Joe Root and Steve Smith will be safe multiplier choices for the mini grand leagues and small leagues. Josh Hazlewood and Marnus Labuschagne are among the punt-picks here. Prefer stacking more bowlers considering the lush green surface of The Gabba. The best-suggested fantasy/Dream11 combination for the first Ashes Test is 2-3-2-4.
AUS vs ENG The Ashes 2021-22 1st Test Probable Winners:
Australia is a pretty difficult side to beat at home. The team hunted down England 4-1 the last time Ashes was played here. They have a great combination of batters and bowlers, assisted with the home advantage.
Although a lot will depend on rain, Australia is expected to have an upper hand in The Gabba Test.