Australia will go head to head against England in the 4th Test. They’ve already retained the Ashes urn after winning the previous Test. Australia has been relentless in the series thus far. They have peeked like a far better team than England. One of the reasons behind Australia’s success thus far in the series is the contribution of their batters and bowlers. They have ticked all boxes in the series.
They have already won the first three matches of the series and have already clinched the series and retained the urn but they will be eyeing a series whitewash.
However, Australia suffered a major blow ahead of the series as they have lost their in-form batter Travis Head as he has been ruled of the Sydney Test after testing positive for Covid-19. He will be replaced by another middle-order batter Usman Khawaja.
England, on the other hand, is having an awful tour as they have been so far in all the three departments. Skipper Joe Root is the only one who looked promising with the bat but he didn’t get enough support from his fellow batters barring Dawid Malan.
The English bowlers looked fine in the third test but all of it went in vain as their batters, once again failed to rise to the occasion.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 4th Test of The Ashes 2021-22.
- Match: Australia vs England, 4th Test
- Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2021
- Time: 5:00 AM (IST) / 10:30 AM (Local)
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
- Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
The pitch at Sydney Cricket Ground is expected to help the batters. In the last few Tests that we have seen on this pitch, scoring 400+ in the first innings has not been a difficult task. That being said, the wicket will provide more assistance to the bowlers in the last couple of days.
AUS vs ENG Probable Playing XI
Australia Playing XI
Pat Cummins (C), Alex Carey (WK), Cameron Green, Marcus Harris, Scott Boland, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitchell Starc, Steven Smith, Nathan Lyon, Usman Khawaja.
England Playing XI
Joe Root (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Dawid Malan, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Haseeb Hameed, Jonny Bairstow, Mark Wood.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 460 runs.
Australia & England Last 5 Matches Stats
AUS vs ENG Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Marnus Labuschagne||229 Runs|
|Joe Root||253 Runs & 4 Wickets|
|Pat Cummins||10 Wickets & 33 Runs|
|David Warner||240 Runs|
|Dawid Malan||202 Runs|
AUS vs ENG Captaincy Picks
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Joe Root
- Dawid Malan
AUS vs ENG Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Alex Carey
- Batsmen: David Warner, Marcus Harris, Dawid Malan, Marnus Labuschagne
- All-Rounders: Ben Stokes, Joe Root
- Bowlers: Stuart Broad, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Mark Wood
- Captain: Marnus Labuschagne
- Vice-Captain: Dawid Malan
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler
- Batsmen: Steven Smith, Usman Khawaja, Dawid Malan, Marnus Labuschagne
- All-Rounders: Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Cameron Green
- Bowlers: James Anderson, Scott Boland, Mitchell Starc
- Captain: Joe Root
- Vice-Captain: Steven Smith
Probable Winner Of The Match
Australia is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.