Cricket Australia XI vs England Lions, 2020: 2nd Unofficial ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Jake Lehmann has been announced as the skipper of Cricket Australia XI.
Published - Feb 3, 2020 4:05 pm | Updated - Feb 3, 2020 4:05 pm
The 2nd game of the 5-match unofficial ODI series will be played between Cricket Australia XI and England Lions at Metricon Stadium in Queensland.
The match starts at 9:30 AM local time (11:30 PM GMT-previous day) (5:00 AM IST).
England Lions got off to a great start as they registered a convincing win in the series opener against the hosts. Sam Hain scored a brilliant ton in the previous game. He will look to replicate his knock in the upcoming clash. Laurie Evans and Dan Lawrence also showed some glimpses of their good form with their powerful knocks. Their bowlers also did a decent job with Lewis Gregory turning out to be their best bowler, who grabbed two wickets for his team.
Cricket Australia XI batters performed decently well with the bat as Max Bryant delivered a brilliant knock of 102 runs for his team in the opening game. Other batters, also played decent knocks with the bat. However, their bowlers failed to impress, who failed to defend a competitive total of 281 runs in fifty overs. CA XI soon needs to fill the voids in their bowling unit, otherwise, they will have to face yet another defeat against the visitors.
Rain might play an important role during the 2nd game between Cricket Australia XI and England Lions. There are chances that it might affect the length of the game. The wind is expected to blow at a rate of 37 to 48 km/hr whereas the temperature will hover between 22 and 25 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The track at Metricon Stadium might heavily go into the favour of the batsmen. In the series opener, both the sides easily managed to go past 280 runs. And, the side batting second chased the target quite easily. As per the weather forecast, the wind is expected to blow at a high rate that will certainly give the opportunity to the fast bowlers to get some swing during the game. So, the side winning the toss will look to field first to take advantage of bowling friendly conditions in the first half of the game.
Injury and Availability:
Will Pucovski has been ruled out from the series as he suffered a concussion in the series opener. Alex Ross will certainly join the squad after playing BBL 2019-20. Marcus Harris has replaced Pucovski in the squad for the upcoming games. Jake Lehmann has been announced as the skipper of Cricket Australia XI.
Ben Cox replaced Tom Moores, who sustained an injury during the training session ahead of the 2nd unofficial ODI.
Probable Playing XIs:
Cricket Australia XI:
Max Bryant, Caleb Jewell, Marcus Harris, Alex Ross, Jaron Morgan (WK), Jake Lehmann (C), Brad Hope, Matthew Kuhnemann, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Xavier Crone, Jack Prestwidge.
Bench – Will Sutherland, Mitch Perry, Blake Edwards
James Bracey (WK), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sam Hain, Tom Abell (C), Laurie Evans, Dan Lawrence, Lewis Gregory, Richard Gleeson, Craig Overton, Mason Crane, Matt Milnes/Brydon Carse
Bench – Matt Milnes/Brydon Carse, Henry Brookes, Will Jacks, Ben Cox
Max Bryant and Sam Hain will be the obvious choice for any Dream11 Fantasy side. The duo smacked brilliant centuries for their respective sides in the series opener. Laurie Evans will be another important player to watch out in the upcoming contest. Jack Prestwidge and Richard Gleeson are the players in the bowlers’ category that will play a vital role in any fantasy team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Dan Lawrence, Will Sutherland, Sam Hain
Vice-captain options – Lewis Gregory, Laurie Evans, Max Bryant
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jaron Morgan
Batters – Sam Hain (C), Laurie Evans, Jake Lehmann, Max Bryant (VC)
All-Rounders – Lewis Gregory, Dan Lawrence
Bowlers – Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Jack Prestwidge, Richard Gleeson
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jaron Morgan
Batters – Caleb Jewell, Laurie Evans (C), Max Bryant, Tom Kohler-Cadmore
All-Rounders – Lewis Gregory (VC), Dan Lawrence, Craig Overton
Bowlers – Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Jack Prestwidge
Cricket Australia XI can make some surprising changes in the team after facing a defeat in the series opener against England Lions. Moreover, their regular skipper Will Pucovski has been ruled out from the series due to concussion. The users can go with the combination of one wicketkeeper, four batsmen, two all-rounder and four bowlers as it will offer with an appropriate balance in their fantasy team.
England Lions are expected to start their tour with a comfortable win due to experience.