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Cricket World Cup 2023: ENG vs AUS Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: England vs Australia, Cricket World Cup 2023 (ENG vs AUS)

Date: November 4, Saturday, 2.00 PM IST

Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad

On the 4th of November, the 2023 ODI World Cup will witness a riveting showdown between England and Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Australia, currently occupying the third position in the points table, has displayed formidable form with four victories in six matches, boasting a noteworthy four-match winning streak. In their recent encounter, Australia secured a nail-biting victory against New Zealand, winning by a mere five runs. The solid opening partnership of Travis Head and David Warner set the tone with an impressive 118-run partnership in the first 10 overs. Warner’s 81 off 65 deliveries was instrumental, while Head’s century, an impressive 109 off 67, bolstered the Australian total to 388 runs.

In contrast, England finds itself at the bottom of the points tally, managing just one win in six games. Their recent performance against India was less than satisfactory, as they succumbed to a 100-run defeat while chasing a target of 230 runs. Rohit Sharma’s 87 and Suryakumar Yadav’s 49 set the stage for India’s total of 229, as England struggled against the Indian bowlers, ultimately being dismissed for a mere 129 runs.

Both Pakistan and New Zealand are yet to qualify for the semi-finals. If Pakistan lose this match, they will be eliminated from the playoffs race. If New Zealand lose, they will stand one more chance to make it to the knockouts.

Ahead of match 36 of Cricket World Cup 2023, here is everything you need to know to maximise your chances of winning cash prizes on MPL fantasy.

Weather update and pitch report for ENG vs AUS, Cricket World Cup 2023 

The pitch at the Narendra Modi Cricket Stadium in Ahmedabad is batting friendly. During the IPL, the stadium saw a few high-scoring games. The venue is also favourable for the seamers.

It will be sunny and warm in Ahmedabad on match day, with maximum temperature of 34° C during the day hours.

England team news and predicted XI

Team news: England currently finds itself without any notable injury concerns within their squad. However, there is a potential lineup change on the horizon, as Harry Brook may be considered to replace Moeen Ali in the playing XI.

Squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes

Predicted XI: 1 Jonny Bairstow, 2 Dawid Malan, 3 Joe Root, 4 Ben Stokes, 5 Jos Buttler (capt, wk), 6 Moeen Ali / Harry Brook, 7 Liam Livingstone, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Mark Wood, 11 Adil Rashid

Australia team news and predicted XI

Team news: For Australia, Glenn Maxwell will not be playing this game due to injury, while Mitchell Marsh has flown back home due to personal reasons.

Squad: Pat Cummins (c), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.

Predicted XI:  1 David Warner, 2 Travis Head, 3 Steven Smith, 4 Marnus Labuschagne, 5 Josh Inglis (wk), 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Cameron Green, 8 Pat Cummins (capt), 9 Mitchell Starc, 10 Adam Zampa, 11 Josh Hazlewood

Head-to-head record

In the 50-over format, the two sides have played against each other in a total of 115 matches, with England winning on 63 occasions. Australia has won 87 times. Three matches ended without a result while two matches ended in a tie. At the World Cup in particular, Australia has held the upper hand, securing victory on six occasions in nine meetings. Nevertheless, the most recent showdown on the quadrennial stage saw England emerge triumphant, defeating their Australian counterparts by eight wickets.

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for ENG vs AUS, Cricket World Cup 2023

Travis Head – batsman, Australia

Travis Head marked his return to the playing XI in the previous match against New Zealand, immediately showcasing his intent. He and David Warner launched an exceptional batting onslaught during the initial 10 overs, accumulating 118 runs. Head’s dominance continued, and he went on to score a fine century. Head boasts an impressive track record against England, having amassed 652 runs across 13 matches, which includes a century and six half-centuries, with a personal best score of 152.

Marcus Stoinis – all-rounder, Australia

Marcus Stoinis is set to rejoin the playing XI in light of Glenn Maxwell’s unavailability for the upcoming clash against England. Stoinis holds a respectable record against England with the bat, amassing 390 runs across 19 matches including a best score of 87 and three half-centuries. However, his bowling performance has been less potent, securing only 7 wickets from 19 matches, maintaining an economy rate of 6.38 runs per over.

Dawid Malan – batsman, England 

Dawid Malan has been inconsistent, but England will still be banking upon him. He has scored 236 runs in six matches, including a century against Bangladesh. Malan has not been able to convert starts in his last four outings, and will be looking for a better performance in this game.

Adam Zampa – bowler, Australia

Adam Zampa is the leading wicket-taker for Australia at the 2023 World Cup, with 16 wickets in six matches. The leg-spinner boasts an impressive ODI record against England, having claimed 23 wickets in just 11 matches. His economy rate stands at a frugal 5.41 runs per over, and his best bowling against England are 4 for 31.

Adil Rashid – bowler, England

Adil Rashid has a solid track record against Australia, bagging 45 wickets from 25 matches, including best performance of 4 for 41. His economy rate of 5.78 runs per over is also decent.

MPL fantasy XI – ENG vs NZ, Cricket World Cup 2023

ENG vs NZ – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The England vs New Zealand ODI will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Disney + Hotstar app. The match will begin at 2.00 PM IST on October 5.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.



Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.


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