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Australia vs England, The Ashes 2021, Today Match Prediction

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia

265/6 in 68.5

3.85

270/9 in 102.0

2.65
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Australia won the toss and chose to bat first

Match drawn

Australia look to add on England’s Ashes agony

  • Australia has won 12 out of 13 Home test against England with England’s last test win Australia coming a decade ago.
  • Australia has 8 half-centuries and a 2 centuries in the tour while England has only 5 fifties so far.
  • England lost all the 3 matches played so far by a huge margin in this tour and never crossed 300-run mark.

Australia will win the match

Tournament: The Ashes, 2021-22 | Format: TEST | Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia | Toss: To Bowl

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Australia has won the series and retained the ashes for the third time in as many series from 2017. They will look to whitewash England and secure the 24 ICC Test Championship points available in the remaining matches. They have been hit by COVID with middle-order batter Travis Head being sidelined due to infection.

England, on the other hand, is having a disastrous tour with their batters and bowlers struggling against the home side. They will need to win this match to get some respectability to their Ashes tour. Australia are still favourites with the India betting apps

Australia Preview

Australia scored 267 runs on a tough pitch with Marcus Harris making 76 runs at the top. David Warner (227 runs) and Marnus Labuschagne (240 runs) are their leading run scorers in this series. Steve Smith, Usman Khawaja, and Alex Carey will have a big role to play in the middle order in this match alongside lower order all-rounders.

Mitchell Starc has been their lading wicket-taker with 14 scalps in 3 matches so far. Skipper Pat Cummins (10 wickets), Chris Green (7 wickets), and Nathan Lyon (12 wickets) have been bowling superbly in the tandem in this series so far. Scot Boland (7 wickets), Jhye Richardson (5 wickets), and Micheal Neser (3 wickets) impressed with the opportunity they got in this series so far.

Key players to bet on: 

Marnus Labuschagne – Marnus has ended the year as the No.1 ranked Batter in test cricket and he has a century and 2 fifties in this series already. We expect him to continue his purple patch in this match too.

Pat Cummins – Cummins has 10 wickets in just the 2 matches he played this series. He has an unbelievable average of 14.5 & strike rate of 32 in this series. We expect him to pick up more wickets in the remaining matches too.

Australia Predicted Playing XI:

Marcus Harris, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland/Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon

Australia Actual Playing XI:

Pat Cummins, Scott Boland, Marcus Harris, Mitchell Starc, Alex Carey, Nathan Lyon, Cameron Green, Usman Khawaja, Steven Smith, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne

England Preview

England were bundled out for 185 & 68 in the 2 innings in the last game. Joe Root (253 runs with 3 fifties) and Dawid Malan (202 runs with 2 fifties) were the only players to cross 50-run mark in this tour so far. Senior Players Ben Stokes, Johnny Bairstow, and Jos Buttler must take more responsibility with the bat to score big in the remaining matches.

Pacers Ollie Robinson (9 wickets) and veteran Jimmy Anderson (7 wickets) have lead their bowling albeit with only very little success so far. Stuart Broad or Chris Woakes might replace Mark Wood in this match. Jack Leach will enjoy bowling here compared to the other venues played so far with little support from the pitch.

Key players to bet on:

Joe Root – Root has been their MVP so far with 253 runs and 4 wickets in this series so far. He has been leading the runs charts and fighting a lone battle against the home team. He also has chipped in with vital overs to help them with crucial wickets & time.

Jimmy Anderson – Anderson has picked up 7 wickets in 2 matches and is keeping things very tight with an economy rate of just 1.6 RPO when not picking wickets in this tour. We expect him to lead the English bowling troops in this match too.

England Predicted Playing XI:

Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow/Jos Buttler (wk), Ollie Pope, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, James Anderson

England Actual Playing XI:

Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Jos Buttler, James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
25
1.18 mm.
4.4 k/h
From: ESE
9%
03h
26
1.08 mm.
5.6 k/h
From: E
33%
06h
24
5.11 mm.
5.41 k/h
From: E
73%
09h
23
3.52 mm.
5.49 k/h
From: E
64%
12h
22
2.81 mm.
5.5 k/h
From: ENE
43%
15h
22
2.80 mm.
6 k/h
From: NE
35%
18h
22
2.50 mm.
5.62 k/h
From: NE
50%
21h
23
2.69 mm.
6.64 k/h
From: NE
59%

Weather Conditions

Sydney will have overcast and cloudy conditions on all 5 days of the match. Rain might make an appearance in this match and cause some stoppage of play. But, we expect to get enough game time to get a result in this match.

Venue Details

SCG is a slightly batsmen friendly wicket and spinners will enjoy turn as the match progresses. We expect scores in the range of 350-400 runs in the first innings played here and mammoth scores in range of 600+ runs too have been made here. Batting will be easier on the first 3 days of the match before the ball starts misbehaving.

Toss: To Bowl

Batting first will be a no brainer in this match unless overcast conditions prompt the captains to bowl first here. Chasing in the fourth innings will be very difficult with ball spinning and seaming around here.

Australia has been firing on all cylinders and have won all the 3 matches comfortably with never allowing opposition any sniff in the contests. They also have a strong bench strength in the pace department and which came to the fore in this series. England`s batting troubles need to looked upon and they are short of options at the moment. Their pacers have been fairly good but are not matching the Aussie pacers by no means. We expect Australia to win this match and go 4-0 if rain does not take away more time from the match.

Australia will win the match

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar