Australia and England will cross paths again in the fifth and final Test at Bellerive Oval, Hobart. This will be a day-night encounter.
Australia will come into this encounter after retaining the Ashes 3-0 with one more game to go in the five-match series. Australia have been immaculate with their planning as they have completely dominated visitors throughout the series.
Australia will miss Marcus Harris, who has been struggling to score runs at top of the order. Usman Khawaja will open the innings with David Warner. Travis Head, who is all set to be back, will take his usual No.5 slot. Scott Boland will be assessed before the match and his selection call will depend on his fitness.
On the other hand, England will miss Jos Buttler, who injured his finger while keeping at the SCG in the previous Test. Sam Billing, who was a part of the BBL side, rushed to join the team as Buttler’s replacement.
Match: Australia vs England, Match 5
Date and Time: January 14-18, 8:00 AM IST
Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
AUS vs ENG Predicted Playing XI
Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland
Haseeb Hameed, Zak Crawley, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, James Anderson
The surface will have a tinge of green grass and it will surely assist pacers right from the start of the game. Batters need to spend some time before going for their shots. It would be a tough ask for batters on this tough wicket to score quick runs.
AUS vs ENG Match Prediction
Australia are having a top-notch series against visitors. The hosts are expected to continue their winning momentum after witnessing a draw game at the SCG. England will have be on their toes and give their best in order to reduce the deficit.
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Cameron Green, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Nathan Lyon
Captain: Joe Root, Vice-captain: Marnus Labuschagne
Fantasy Team #2: Sam Billings, David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins
Captain: Ben Stokes, Vice-captain: David Warner