AUS vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 1st Test

James Anderson is rested for the 1st Test.

James Anderson is rested for the 1st Test.
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One of the biggest sporting spectacles of world cricket, ‘The Ashes’ is back again. Australia will host England in the 5-match Test series, which will get underway from 8th December and Gabba will host the first contest between the two sides. Australia have already announced their playing eleven with Alex Carey is all set to make his Test debut, while Travis Head is chosen over Usman Khawaja. It will be a great challenge for new skipper Pat Cummins to lead the Australian side in the major event.

England, on the other hand, had managed to draw the series 2-2 when they last played against Australia. Having said that, they are yet to win a Test on Australian soil since 2011. They got whitewashed in 2013-14 and them lost by 4-0 in 2017/18. It’s a testing time for skipper Joe Root who will be under tremendous pressure to regain the Ashes for his side.

Match Details:                                                           

Australia vs England, 1st Test

Venue: Gabba, Brisbane

Date & Time: December 8th-12th, at 5:30 AM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

We can expect a lot of bounce and carry from the surface. It’s a lively pitch that assists the quicks for all 5 days of a Test match. Having said that, the batters can score runs if they do hang for a longer period of time.

Probable Playing XIs for AUS vs ENG:


David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood


Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Mark Wood/Jack Leach

Top Picks for AUS vs ENG Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Steven Smith has an exceptional batting record in Ashes. In 27 Test matches, he has mustered 2800 runs at an average of 65.11, which includes 11 centuries and 9 half-centuries.

Joe Root is the prolific run-scorer for England in the longest format of the game. The English skipper has struck 1694 runs in 24 matches in the Ashes at an average of 40.33.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Marnus Labuschagne is making his mark in the longest format of the game and strongly cemented his spot by scoring runs consistently. In his 4 matches against England, he has scored 353 runs at an average of 50.42.

Ben Stokes is back again in the England squad after taking a break for mental health issues. He is a real match-winner for England and has racked up 921 runs in 14 Test matches against Australia and has also scalped 34 wickets.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Whatever may be the condition, Nathan Lyon is always up to the task and gave breakthroughs whenever needed for his side. Australia’s premier off-spinner has picked up 85 wickets against England, with the best figures of 6/49 in an innings.

Stuart Broad will lead the England bowling attack in the 1st Test in the absence of James Anderson. He has a terrific record against Australia. In 32 Test matches against the Kangaroos, he has bagged 118 wickets with the best figures of 8/15 in an innings.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Alex Carey will be making his debut for Australia in the Tests. He scored loads of runs in the domestic circuit which earned him the spot for his experience. Mot to forget, he is brilliant behind the stumps as well.

AUS vs ENG Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (Ashes)
Steven Smith 2800 runs and 6 wickets
Marnus Labuschagne 353 runs
Nathan Lyon 85 wickets
Joe Root 1694 runs and 12 wickets
Ben Stokes 921 runs and 34 wickets

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for AUS vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Alex Carey, David Warner, Steven Smith, Joe Root, Haseeb Hameed, Chris Woakes, Ben Stokes (vc), Marnus Labuschagne (c), Stuart Broad, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for AUS vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Jonny Bairstow, Steven Smith (vc), Joe Root (c), Travis Head, Ben Stokes, Marnus Labuschagne, Cameron Green, Stuart Broad, Josh Hazlewood, Ollie Edward Robinson, Mitchell Starc

AUS vs ENG Risky Captaincy Choices:

David Warner has scored 1615 runs in his 23 Test matches against England and was in splendid form in the recently-concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2021. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Ollie Edward Robinson made a fabulous start to his Test career. In only 5 matches, he has picked up 28 wickets and even scored 87 runs with the bat. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Jos Buttler is not in the greatest of forms in the longest format of the game. It’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.

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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.