AUS vs ENG: Preview, Key Matchups, Prediction, Fantasy Tips
Steve Smith (Source: Twitter)
After a magnificent performance in the first game, hosts Australia will challenge England in the 2nd ODI at Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.
The Kangaroos performed exceptionally well at Adelaide, with decent performances coming from David Warner, Travis Head and Steve Smith who all rocked with their fifties. Certainly, would be enthralling to see how they turn up on a turning track. Bowling looks sorted and will be focusing on properly utilising Cameron Green.
The champions, England, might be a little worried about the combination they would be playing. Defeat in the last match would have dented their confidence with bowling being majorly impacted. Dawid Malan played a fine knock but other than that nobody could contribute much.
Date and Time: November 19, 8.50 AM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App
Pitch Report: There would some turn on offer but won't be much difficult to post somewhere around 270. However, chasing anything above 300 will be a herculean task in the second innings. The weather is likely to be clear with intermittent clouds.
Key Matchups (In ODIs)
- David Warner vs Adil Rashid: 26 runs in 26 balls, one dismissal
- Dawid Malan vs Mitchell Starc: 142 runs in 234 balls, four dismissals, SR: 60.7, Avg: 35.5
- Jos Buttler vs Adam Zampa: 42 runs in 52 balls, three dismissals, SR: 80.8, Avg: 14
- Steve Smith vs Moeen Ali: 99 runs in 126 balls, three dismissals, SR: 78.6, Avg: 33.0
Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips
Wicket-Keepers: Jos Buttler
Batters: Dawid Malan, Steve Smith, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne
All-Rounders: David Willey, Cameron Green, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc, Adil Rashid
Captain: David Warner
Vice Captain: David Willey
Looking at the previous game, Australians were too good for the English side. However, their counterparts know how to make a comeback. Hence, they would be going full strength in this match.
Therefore, England is likely to triumph in this encounter.