On the whole, there have been a total of eight Pink ball Tests played in Australia. All have been won by the home team, including five in Adelaide Oval, where the second Test of the ongoing Ashes series between Australia and England will take place. The first of the two day-night Tests in this series will start on December 16th, 2022 at 2.30 PM local time. The Indian viewers can enjoy the game from 9.30 AM IST.
This article will have details on Aus vs Eng 2nd Test Match Prediction, Team News, Dream11 Prediction, and Betting Tips.
Australia vs England – Match Preview
Under their new captain, Pat Cummins, the Australian team looked confident throughout the first game, and the current Ashes trophy holders will be keen to extend their winning run. Their bowlers dominated the English line-up in most sessions at Brisbane to keep the team in the driver's seat.
On the other hand, after a loss in the starter, England will desperately look for a win. To win, they will need their batters click, especially the top-order. With the return of the experienced James Anderson and Stuart Broad, they can only hope to bring on their A-game.
AUS vs ENG – Team Previews
The Aussies will be without the service of Josh Haslewood, who is out with a side strain. Jhye Richardson is set to replace him while there are fitness concerns over David Warner due to his bruised ribs.
A lot will be expected from Marcus Harris, who is yet to make an impact in this series. With Travis Head managing to put down a man of the match performance, he has now become a part of their unalterable middle-order comprising Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne.
With a record-breaking debut in Melbourne, the wicket-keeper Alex Carrey is another stay for the second Test.
The home team will be aware of the fightback their rivals can produce and will not take this challenge lightly.
Australia Playing 11
David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (WK), Pat Cummins (C), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Michael Lyon, Jhye Richardson.
We can expect to see the Joe Root-led England team bringing in their A & B in bowling for the most important pink-ball Test. In fact, they have already announced their 12-members strong line-up one day before the game, and the Anderson-Broad duo is part of it.
They have rested Mark Wood as per the rotation policy, and we might see England playing a four-pace attack comprising Anderson, Woakes, Broad and Robinson in the Adelaide Test. However, there will be a lot of discussions to decide on Jack Leach's place in the Playing XI. Remember they have already been docked with 5 WTC points in the previous game due to slow overrate? They might need a spinner here.
But, in the spotlight will be their openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns. Burns has been given another chance to prove his mettle after a dismal show at Brisbane. Their roles will be critical to the team's victory as the openers staying long in the middle will give the team a good start and, most importantly, not open the middle order too early.
England Playing 11
Rory Burns, Haseeb Hameed, Dawid Malan, Joe Root (C), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (WK), Chris Woakes, Ollie Robinson, James Anderson, Stuart Broad.
Here are the odds for the online cricket bettors, with respect to the second Ashes Test:
Note: Odds correct at the time of publishing, please check the official bookmaker site before placing a bet.
AUS vs ENG Head to head
- Matches Played: 352
- Australia Won: 147
- England Won: 110
- Tie/NR: 95
In the last 11 Tests, these two teams have played against each other in the longest format, Australia have won 7 times and England, only twice. Two games have ended in a draw.
AUS VS ENG Dream11 Prediction
Check out the Dream11 fantasy team line-up for the 2nd Ashes Test that is to be played between Australia and England.
AUS VS ENG Dream11 Fantasy Team
- Alex Carey
- Steve Smith
- Joe Root
- Travis Head
- Haseeb Hameed
- Marnus Labuschagne
- James Anderson
- Nathan Lyon
- Pat Cummins
- Ollie Robinson
- Mitchell Starc (C)
Fantasy & Betting Tips
Even though Adelaide Oval supports fast bowlers, Nathan Lyon has done well in the previous outings, and it is a mistake to leave him out of your fantasy team.
Haseeb Hameed has big shoulders to fill, and as a confident youngster, he can deliver on the big stage. Keep an eye on him.
It is reasonable to bank on the bowlers with the pitch and conditions supporting them. Last year's pink ball game in Adelaide saw team India surrendering for 36 and Australia winning the game despite making less than 200.
Aus vs Eng 2nd Test Match Prediction
Australia, once again, will start as a favorite to win this game. Though England has the depth and experience, the recent form and Australia's pink-ball Test records are against them. This match has the potential to turn out to be a sensation if England finds a way to provide an intense fight back. They already showed a glimpse of it in the second innings of the first Test.
Speaking in terms of records, Joe Root, the English captain, needs another 245 runs to overtake Mohammad Yousuf's all-time record for the most Test runs in a calendar year. Stuart Broad has bowled 4,977.1 overs and needs to bowl 23 more to become only the sixth bowler to reach the 5,000 overs milestone. James Anderson needs to take one more catch to complete 100 Test catches in his career. In doing so, he will become the second bowler with 500+ wickets to complete 100 catches after Shane Warne.