CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips England vs Australia on August 14 by Soubhagya Swain,67 days ago  
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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips

England vs Australia on August 14

 

At Edgbaston, the Australian team burst the honeymoon bubble of the Brits. It was a terrific start to the most revered Test series in cricketing history, Ashes but the hosts ended up on the wrong side. The England team was always playing the catch-up game after losing their star bowler, James Anderson in the first session of the game. While the Kangaroos hopped all around the park and reached the finish line comfortably. Now for the second chapter, the teams will be penning their respective scripts at the historic Lord’s cricket ground. Joe Root’s men wavered against the might of Australians. Apart from a couple of individual brilliance the team never played as a unit. The Australian team showed their resilience and pinned down their opponents on their happy hunting ground. Especially Steve Smith who gave a fitting reply to the booing English crowd with his twin centuries. Throughout the game their pace battery was in full flow and their champion spinner, Nathan Lyon also stood up when the team required him. They don’t have major issues going into the Lord’s Test but they should not let their guard down against the wounded lions.

Best economical pickRory Burn’s century will be a relief for the English camp as they have struggled to find a quality opener since the retirement of Andrew Strauss. His partner Jason Roy will be looking to make necessary adjustments for the red-ball cricket.

Top captains & vice captains – Last time Australia played at Lord’s, Steve Smith scored 215 and 58 runs in two innings. The visitors also won that game by a mammoth 405 runs. The attacking opening batsmen David Warner made a perfect comeback to the international circuit with his awe-inspiring performances in the 2019 World Cup. David Warner has always defied the odds and put up match-winning performances. In his last visit to England, he was providing the team with good starts and his tally of 441 runs proves it. Warner can change the course of the match within a session.

Smart pick – England is already on the back foot after losing their first game and now the absence of James Anderson will further dent their chances. Still, their hopes are alive and it is because of Jofra Archer’s return to the fold. Jofra Archer is one of the stars which helped Three Lions lift the 2019 World Cup. In the last couple of years he has been performing consistently for his county side, Sussex and a week ago he scalped a 6-fer against Gloucestershire 2nd XI.

Cautions Pick – Joe Denly is likely to be dropped from the playing XI and in that case, keeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow will be the new No.4 for the rest of the series.

 

My XI – Steve Smith (Captain), David Warner (Vice-Captain), Jofra Archer, Rory Burns, Chris Woakes, Nathan Lyon, Ben Stokes, Matthew Wade, Joe Root, Travis Head, Jason Roy

 

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