Saturday, May 25, 2024

CRICKET BLOG FOR THE FANS, BY THE FANS

Get your fix of cricket news, opinion, Dream11 fantasy cricket predictions, fan-led content & more.

HomeAshesAshes 2023 ENG vs AUS 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch...

Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report

Date:

LATEST STORIES & CRICKET BLOGS

Last Updated on 11 months by Charbel Coorey

Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report | Ashes 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction | Lord’s Pitch Report

The only thing you could confidently predict about this Ashes series is that it would be an absolute belter. Everything else is up in the air. The thrilling Edgbaston Test was testament to that, with ebbs and flows right throughout the five days eventually ending in a memorable Australia victory.

Since the start of the 21st century, only once has a team come back from 1-0 down to win an Ashes series: England in 2005. With this series already on track to be the best England-Australia duel since that remarkable series 18 years ago, expect this England team to bounce back hard.

And, they have promised just that. Despite the debate around Ben Stokes’s declaration and England’s team selection, the hosts seem more confident now than prior to the series. Zak Crawley backs his team to win by about 150 runs. Ollie Robinson believes England can still regain the Ashes even if they go 2-0 down. There is no doubt England will go harder, and we’re here for it.

For Australia, the fact they prevailed at Edgbaston without contributions from Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne is cause for optimism. If they get going at Lord’s, Australia can take a massive step towards retaining the Ashes given they look relatively settled as a unit especially given the brilliant exploits of Usman Khawaja and Pat Cummins last week.

Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS 2nd Test Possible Playing XIs

England have confirmed their XI. Josh Tongue will replace Moeen Ali.

England: 1. Zak Crawley, 2. Ben Duckett, 3. Ollie Pope, 4. Joe Root, 5. Harry Brook, 6. Ben Stokes (c), 7. Jonny Bairstow (wk), 8. Ollie Robinson, 9. Stuart Broad, 10. Josh Tongue, 11. James Anderson

Australia may make one change by bringing Mitchell Starc in for either Josh Hazlewood or Scott Boland. However, there may the temptation to stick with the same attack given conditions are likely to be more conducive for seam bowling.

Australia: 1. David Warner, 2. Usman Khawaja, 3. Marnus Labuschagne, 4. Steve Smith, 5. Travis Head, 6. Cameron Green, 7. Alex Carey (wk), 8. Pat Cummins (c), 9. Mitchell Starc/Scott Boland, 10. Nathan Lyon, 11. Josh Hazlewood

Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction: Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

England:

  • Joe Root was outstanding at Edgbaston. He struck 118* and was on track for more. In 19 Tests at Lord’s, Root has struck 1,680 runs at an average of 52.50 with six fifties and five hundreds.
  • Since the start of 2021, Root has struck 3,344 Test runs at an average of 58.7 with 13 tons. He is striking at 61.8 in this period.
  • Harry Brook looked in good touch in both innings of the first Test, but was dismissed without going on for the big score (32 and 46). The right-hander has 896 runs in his eight Tests so far at an average of 74.66 and strike rate of 97.92.
  • England need runs from Ben Stokes. The England captain looked produced his best form for some time in the second innings at Edgbaston, where he hit 43. Crucially in that innings, Stokes was willing to be patient early which bodes well for his team.
  • Much has been made of Jonny Bairstow’s wicket-keeping, but his batting has been excellent. Since the start of 2022, Bairstow has scored 1,159 runs at an average of 64.4 and strike rate of 76.6.
  • James Anderson is hoping for more assistance from the Lord’s pitch. The legendary seamer has the most Test wickets on this ground (117) at an average of 24.58. Stuart Broad, who took six wickets at Edgbaston, has the next-most at Lord’s with 108 at an average of 27.42.

Australia:

  • Usman Khawaja is coming off a man of the match performance at Edgbaston. The opener struck 141 and 65 in an excellent display of Test batting.
  • Since the start of 2022, Khawaja has struck 1,827 Test runs at an average of 67.7.
  • Steve Smith had a rare quiet Test. He returns to Lord’s, where he has scored 381 runs in four Tests at an average of 54.42.
  • Smith has good numbers against England’s two premier bowlers at Lord’s. He has scored 48 off 71 against Anderson (no dismissal) and 77 off 108 against Broad (no dismissal). In addition, he has scored 37 off 65 against Wood (no dismissal).
  • Marnus Labuschagne came in as Smith’s concussion substitute at Lord’s in the 2019 Ashes. He scored a gritty half-century, one of four in that series.
  • Alex Carey is enjoying an excellent tour of the UK so far. He has been magnificent behind the stumps and has contributed with the bat, with scores of 44, 66* (WTC Final) and 66, 20 (first Ashes Test).
  • Pat Cummins stood up in the second innings with both ball (4/63) and bat (44*). He took 3/61 and 3/35 at Lord’s in 2019, part of 37 wickets in seven Tests in England at an average of just 22.41.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head in England since the start of 2015: 11 matches, England 5, Australia 5, drawn 1.
  • Stuart Broad dismissed Marnus Labuschagne twice in the channel in the previous Test match.
  • Travis Head in Tests since the start of 2021: 30 inns, 1,455 runs, avg. 53.9, SR 81.5.
  • Nathan Lyon is five away from becoming the third Australian to take 500 Test wickets.
  • Ollie Robinson has picked up 11 wickets at an average of 19.9 at Lord’s.

Lord’s Pitch Report and Weather

ALSO READ: England’s conundrum. What kind of pitches will they produce?

48 hours out from the first ball, the pitch resembles something you’d see in New Zealand. However, expect much of the grass to be shaven off the surface, with a pacier pitch expected to the one in Edgbaston.

In the past ten years, the average first innings score at Lord’s is 294.68, with the team batting first winning 47.4% of the matches. Interestingly, right-arm off-spin fares the worst in this period, with the second-highest average (37) and highest economy (3.52).

Conditions in London should allow for a result. The first day is forcast for cloud cover but minimal rain. There could be some rain on Thursday (day two) and Saturday morning (day three), but overall the forecast looks mostly fine and dry.

Ashes 2023 2nd Test ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction Today Match 28 June-2nd July

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Ashes 2023 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction: Ideal team combination

  • 2 wicket-keepers
  • 4 batsmen
  • 1 all-rounder
  • 4 bowlers

Option 1:

Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report | Ashes 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction | Lord's Pitch Report
Ashes 2023 2nd Test ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report | Ashes 2nd Test Dream11 Prediction | Lord's Pitch Report
Ashes 2023 2nd Test ENG vs AUS Dream11 Prediction

Ashes 2023 2nd Test Match Prediction – who will win?

Another magnificent match is on the cards. Batting first might prove to be key. Expect another tight contest, with England possibly prevailing this time, in line with how close this series will be.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

Read the latest cricket stories and news on CricBlog and bet on your favorite cricket teams at 24betting India sportsbook. All new players get a welcome bonus on the first deposit.

LIVE CRICKET SCORES

FUTURE OF CRICKET