ENG vs AUS Match Preview

The defending champions are having a terrible time in this edition as England has won 1 of the 6 matches played so far. As a result, they are languishing at the bottom of the points table and are on the verge of getting eliminated. 
While the team has failed to perform on all fronts, the biggest disappointment came from the batsmen.

Since the 2019 edition, the English batsmen have adopted an aggressive approach irrespective of the format and reaped plenty of benefits. However, all that gas counted for nothing in this tournament as most of them have failed to make an impact.

Dawid Malan is the team’s top batsman despite scoring an aggregate of just 236 runs, which speaks volumes about the form of some of the senior players including Jos Buttler, Joe Root, and Johnny Bairstow. Ben Stokes and Liam Livingstone too have struggled to score runs in the middle order.

It is a similar story with the bowlers. Mark Wood and Chris Woakes have both failed to make an impact. Adil Rashid is the leading wicket-taker with 8 scalps, while David Willey is the most impressive seamer with 5 wickets.
Australia started off sedately with back-to-back losses against India and South Africa. However, the team has gradually picked up steam and is now on a 4-match winning streak. A win in this match will all but guarantee them a place in the knockouts.

David Warner has been indomitable in his recent outings, smashing 2 centuries and a half-century in his last 3 outings. Travis Head, who came back from an injury in the last match, scored a brilliant century and looks in fine touch. Australia’s batting has taken a couple of blows before the start of this match as Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell will miss this game.

This means Steve Smith will be back in the number 3 slot, and Marcus Stoinis and Cameron Green will be the key players in the middle order. Smith hasn’t been at his best, scoring just 1 half-century in his 6 innings and it is a similar case with Labuschagne. However, the contest against fierce rivals will likely bring out the best in them.

Adam Zampa has been excellent with the ball, picking up 16 wickets so far. He will once again be the key bowler for Australia. The seamers have done a decent job with Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins picking up 8 wickets each, while Mitchell Starc has 7. 


Weather Report

The weather will be warm and dry with a few clouds providing some respite. There is no chance of rain and the temperature will remain between 27 and 34 degrees Celsius. 


Pitch Report

The Narendra Modi Stadium is hosting a match after 20 days and there should be a fresh pitch on offer. Both the matches played here in this tournament were won while chasing and therefore the winner of the toss will likely opt to bowl first.

A score of around 290-300 is a par score. The seamers will get some movement early on but overall the pitch is flat and the batsmen can play their shots.

The spinners will find some grip and turn throughout the match. 


Notable stats

Rashid vs Smith: A Battle to Watch Out For

Adil Rashid is the most successful bowler against Steve Smith in ODIs. He has dismissed Smith 6 times in 12 innings.

Team News

Mitchell Marsh and Glenn Maxwell will not play this match. 


ENG vs AUS Probable 11

ENG Playing 11

  • Johnny Bairstow
  • Dawid Malan
  • Joe Root
  • Jos Buttler (C)
  • Ben Stokes
  • Liam Livingstone
  • Adil Rashid
  • Moeen Ali
  • David Willey
  • Chris Woakes
  • Mark Wood

AUS Playing 11

  • David Warner
  • Travis Head
  • Steve Smith
  • Marnus Labuschagne
  • Cameron Green
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Josh Inglis (Wk)
  • Pat Cummins (C)
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Adam Zampa
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing Australia to win this match. The team has won each of its last 4 matches and is in good form. On the other hand, England has been far from perfect in this World Cup and we expect their poor form to continue. 


Top Picks

David Warner: Warner is in red-hot form at the moment. He has scored 413 runs so far at an average of 68.83 and a strike rate of 112.53.

Adam Zampa: Adam Zampa is the leading wicket-taker for Australia in this tournament with 16 wickets. He has picked up 23 wickets in 11 matches against England.

Dawid Malan: Malan is the most successful batsman for England in this tournament. He has scored 236 runs at a strike rate of 105.82. 


ENG vs AUS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Buttler

Batters: D Warner (C), S Smith, D Malan

All-rounders: T Head (VC), D Willey

Bowlers: A Zampa, J Hazelwood, M Starc, P Cummins, A Rashid

ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction