AUS vs ENG: Australia will take on England in the 5th Test of the Ashes 2021-22 from January 14th-18th at the Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
The hosts Australia have already retained the Ashes and are currently leading the five-match series 3-0. The fourth Test at Sydney turned out to be a nail-biting one as England held the Kangaroos for a draw. Usman Khawaja starred for the Aussies with twin tons in his first Test since 2019 and made a strong claim for his spot for the final Test. Since the game is part of the current WTC 2021-23 cycle, no Test is a dead-rubber and thus Australia, who are placed at the second spot, would be looking to keep up their form and grab another victory.
On the other hand, England finally had something to cheer about as they managed to avoid a whitewash by securing a draw. Jonny Bairstow scored the first century by an Englishmen in this series along with contributions from Ben Stokes and Zak Crawley. However, it was innings from the bowling trio of Leach, Broad, and Anderson who played out the final overs with the bat to avoid Australia a win. England would now aim to end the series on a high note and grab a much-needed win to climb up the rankings in the WTC table.
Match: Australia vs England, 5th Test, The Ashes
Date & Time: January 14th-18th, 9:30 AM IST
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
The wicket at Bellerive Oval is a great one to bat on. The pacers might get some initial movement but it will be the batters who will dominate the proceedings. The team winning the toss would most probably opt to field first.
The temperature at Hobart is forecasted to hover around 21°C. We can expect rain showers in the first three days but it will get clear and sunny in the last two days.
AUS vs ENG Probable Playing XI
David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Alex Carey(WK), Cameron Green, Pat Cummins(C), Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Nathan Lyon
Zak Crawley, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root(C), Ollie Pope(WK), Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Stuart Broad
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Team
Sam Billings, Steve Smith, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Root, Stuart Broad, Mitchell Starc, Scott Boland, Mark Wood, James Anderson
Captain: Marnus Labuschagne Vice-captain: Joe Root
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