AUS vs ENG 11Wickets Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 4th Test

Steven Smith is hungry for runs and we can expect big runs from him.

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Australia will go one-on-one against England in the 4th Test of the series which starts from Wednesday. It’s a one-sided affair for the Australians as they dominated England in the first 3 Tests to go 3-0 up in the series. They have already retained the Ashes and will be aiming to make 5-0. They have one forced change for this match as Usman Khawaja will replace Travis Head.

England, on the other hand, didn’t have any clue what has happened in the 3rd Test as they were completely thrashed by the Australians by an innings and 14 runs, and the Test came to an end inside 3 days. They need to gel as a group if they want to achieve something big in the rest of the series.

Match Details:

Australia vs England, 4th Test

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Date & Time: January 5th-9th, at 5:00 AM IST and 10:30 AM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

Historically the surface here at SCG is good for batting and teams have scored mammoth runs in the past. There is a forecast of rain for this Test and the captains need to take a final call whether to bat first or bowl depending on the conditions.

Probable Playing XIs for AUS vs ENG:


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


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

Top Picks for AUS vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Steven Smith hasn’t been at his best in this series, though he has scored 127 runs in 4 innings. He is a remarkable player especially when he bats at SCG and we can expect him to do well.

Marnus Labuschagne is the No. 1 batter in the ICC Test Rankings. He is the consistent run-scorer for Australia for the last 2 years. He has scored 229 runs in 5 innings in this series at an average of 57.25.

Joe Root has shown plenty of fight against the Australian bowlers and struck 253 runs in 6 innings in this series at an average of 42.16 with the highest score of 89 and picked up 4 wickets as well.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUS vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Alex Carey, David Warner (vc), Dawid Malan, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Ben Stokes, Cameron Green, Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUS vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Alex Carey, Jos Buttler, David Warner, Dawid Malan, Marcus Harris, Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes (vc), Joe Root, Mark Wood, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins

Captain and Vice-Captain Options:

Captain Options: Joe Root, Steven Smith

Vice-Captain Options: David Warner, Ben Stokes

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.