New South Wales XI vs England Lions, 2020: 4th Unofficial ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

New South Wales XI vs England Lions, 2020: 4th Unofficial ODI – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Arjun Nair, the NSW XI skipper, is a decent batsman and also a regular spinner and can give more Fantasy points.

Sam Hain
Sam Hain. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images for ECB)

Match Details:

The 4th of the 5-match unofficial ODI series will be played between New South Wales (NSW) XI and England Lions at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney.

The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (11:00 PM GMT-previous day) (4:30 AM IST).

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

England Lions are leading the five-match One-Day series by 2-0 after three matches with the previous game getting washed out due to rain. While Cricket Australia XI faced off the visitors in the first three matches, the New South Wales will lock horns against England Lions in the last two One-Day matches.

The tourists chased down the target in both the matches so far. While it was their bowlers who set up the victory for them in the series opener, the second match saw Sam Hain (122*) and Laurie Evans (94) helping them chase down 282. With the series up for grabs, the England Lions will be hoping for another clinical effort while the NSW XI players will be keen to open the account for the hosts.

Weather Report

Even this game is likely to get washed out with a lot of rain in the forecast in Sydney. While rainfall is predicted even on Saturday, there is no let off on Sunday as well with the showers predicted since mid-night. Only after 5 PM local time on Sunday, the chances of rain come below 50%.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Drummoyne Oval has been very good to bat on. Two out of three matches played at the venue during the Marsh Cup this season were high-scoring. But with the rain all around, the fast bowlers will most likely get a lot of swing if, at all, the game happens. The team winning the toss will look to field first.

Average first innings score: 292 (last two completed matches during Marsh Cup 2019)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 1

Injury & Availability News

(Will be shared when there’s an update)

Probable Playing XIs

New South Wales XI

Justin Avendano, James Campbell, Arjun Nair (C), Josh Clarke, Jonathan Cook, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Tom Jagot, Luke Ohrynowski, Ross Pawson, Harmon Sandhu, Nick Stapleton, Matthew Alexander

England Lions

James Bracey (WK), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sam Hain, Laurie Evans, Tom Abell, Daniel Lawrence, Lewis Gregory (C), Craig Overton, Brydon Carse, Mason Crane, Richard Gleeson.

Bench – Tom Moores, Henry Brookes, Will Jacks, Matthew Milnes.

Top Picks

Arjun Nair, the NSW XI skipper, is a decent batsman and also a regular spinner. He is likely to give a decent amount of points in Dream11 Fantasy. Jonathan Cook is also coming off a very good BBL stint and can make an impact.

For England Lions, Sam Hain scored a century (122*) in the previous game. Laurie Evans also smacked 94 runs in the steep chase. Daniel Lawrence has been consistent with the scores of 35 and 50 and can play an important role with the ball as well having picked five wickets in two matches. Carse has also returned with four wickets so far in the series.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Sam Hain, Daniel Lawrence, Laurie Evans

Vice-captain options – Lewis Gregory, Arjun Nair, Justin Avendano

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – James Bracey

Batters – Justin Avendano, James Campbell, Laurie Evans, Sam Hain (C)

All-Rounders – Lewis Gregory, Daniel Lawrence (VC)

Bowlers – Arjun Nair, Matthew Alexander, Mason Crane, Brydon Carse


Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Matthew Gilkes

Batters – Justin Avendano, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sam Hain

All-Rounders – Ross Pawson, Lewis Gregory, Daniel Lawrence (C)

Bowlers – Arjun Nair (VC), Matthew Alexander, Jonathan Cook, Brydon Carse.


Expert Advice

It is tough to predict the batting order of New South Wales XI. It is better to go with the known players of their team.

England Lions are likely to make a few changes as they won’t be losing the series now. Wait for the playing XIs to be announced before finalising your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Probable Winners

England Lions are expected to win the match.

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.