ENG vs AUS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 19, 2023

England will look to equalize the series as they take on Australia for the 4th Test in the ongoing edition of the Ashes. The match will be played at the Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, beginning on Wednesday.

England vs Australia head-to-head record

Both teams have played against each other in 359 Test matches so far. Australia has won 152 matches, while England has won 111. 96 matches have ended in a draw.

England vs Australia Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Sony Liv App or can be watched live on the Sony Ten Sports Network. 


ENG vs AUS Team Previews


After facing back-to-back losses at the start of the series, the hosts scripted a stunning comeback in the 3rd Test match at Headingley. They now trail Australia by 2-1 and a win there will set up the series nicely for the last test.

England has named an unchanged 14-member team for the 4th Test. There were calls to replace Johnny Bairstow, who has had a tough time behind the stumps. He has missed as many as 8 chances behind the stumps in the 3 matches played so far, and barring the half-century in the first innings of the first Test, he has been unable to get going. However, the selectors have backed him and will expect him to get back to form.

The same can be said about openers Ben Duckett and Zak Crawley, who haven’t been too consistent. In such a scenario, the middle-order batsmen, Harry Brook, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes will play an important role. Talking about the bowling, Ollie Robinson, who picked up a niggle at Leeds, is likely to make way for James Anderson.

However, all eyes will be on Mark Wood and Chris Woakes, who picked up a total of 13 wickets in the last match. Stuart Broad is in good form too and is the top wicket-taker for England with 16 wickets.

England's batters will be aggressive (Bazball and all!) and have shown that they are not afraid of taking on the Australian bowlers. The match is really going to be won by their bowlers, though, and that is why we feel they actually need some grass on the pitch.

*UPDATE: England has named its playing eleven and as ecpexted, Jimmy ANderson is back into the playing eleven for Ollie Robinson. 


England Playing 11

Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Moeen Ali, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, James Anderson.


While Australia will be disappointed for being unable to claim the series, they will brush off the loss at Headingley as an aberration and look to bounce back at Manchester.

We can however expect a few changes in the playing eleven. David Warner has struggled to perform throughout the season but we expect him to retain his place and open the batting alongside Usman Khawaja. Cameron Green will push for a place but whether he and Marsh can both be accomodated into the playing eleven remains to be seen. Khawaja is in prime form and will hold the key for the visitors.

Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith will play an important role in the middle order alongside Travis Head, while Mitchell Marsh, who scored a century in the last match, will keep his spot in the playing eleven.

Labuschagne has struggled and Smith has been kept a bit quiet (by his standards). Can we see the best of these two in this match? We would not bet on it!

Mitchell Starc picked up a 5- wicket haul in the second innings of the last match and will once again feature in the pace attack alongside Pat Cummins. However, we expect Scott Boland, who hasn’t had the best of times in the middle, to be dropped and replaced by Josh Hazlewood, provided that the latter is fit.

Todd Murphy will lead the spin attack alongside Mitchell Marsh. 

Australia has more selection concerns than England and needs to make some tough calls. David Warner's replacement is Travis Head, already in the best form of his life, and having two quality all-rounders will give them more balance. 

Are they brave enough to make that call in what could be a very tough Test?


Australia Playing 11

David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood.

ENG vs AUS Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bat first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Old Trafford is good to bat on as it has a good amount of pace and bounce on offer. The team batting first will look to get close to 400 runs here. There is some grass on the surface and the ball skids onto the bat. Seam bowlers who are disciplined with their line and length will be rewarded.

The spinners will come into action in the last couple of days. Anything over 200 will be difficult to chase here in the 4th inning.

There is a forecast for rain throughout the next week, which may lead to delays. 

ENG vs AUS Betting Tips

While England held their nerve and managed to emerge victorious in the last match, we expect this match to also go down to the wire. Both teams have a strong batting line-up but it is the bowling that will be the key here, and Australia has one of the strongest pace attacks. 

All the matches have been decided in the final session of Day 5 so far. That shows that there is not much to choose between the teams and chasing the odds might make more sense. England is available as the underdog and we will back them to win this match and equalize the Ashes.

Bet on England to win.


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Joe Root Total Runs 1st innings

    Under 34.5 (1.85)


Joe Root hasn’t been in the best of forms of late and has scored under 35.5 runs in each of his last 4 innings. He has scored 35 or fewer runs in the first innings of his last 4 Tests on this ground and we are therefore recommending an Under bet here.

  1. 10CRIC


    Any bowler to take over 4.5 wickets in 1st innings

    Yes (4.33)


While the pitch at Manchester is good to bat on, there will be some movement for the quicker bowlers early, and with overcast weather, there will be some swing too. As both teams have some good seamers, we are expecting a 5-wicket haul from at least one of them.

  1. Parimatch


    All 4 openers to score over 10 runs in 1st innings



Both teams have quality batsmen at the top of the order. Except for Warner, the other 3 have played quite well in this series and we expect the former to bounce back soon or be replaced by Travis Head in this match. We are therefore recommending this bet.

Today Match Prediction

England To Win the Match, 2.37

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Who will win ENG vs AUS

England 74.47% (35)
Australia 25.53% (12)
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