After a thrilling 1st ODI, England and Australia will lock horns once again in the second encounter of the series. The visitors stunned the hosts and registered a massive win. Australia’s batting even without Steve Smith stood tall and posted an excellent total which in the end proved to be match-winning.
Josh Hazelwood was the star player of the match as he picked 3 crucial wickets and was awarded the player of the match. On the other hand, England looked a little clumsy in some stages in the match which ultimately costed them in the end. Sam Billings took the match deep as he scored a terrific maiden ODI century under pressure.
Ahead of the 2nd ODI, we bring you fantasy tips from the 2nd ODI between England and Australia.
Head to Head
Thus far both Australia and England have played a total of 150 ODI matches. Overall the Aussies have dominated as they have won 83 matches to only 62 of England.
Match Timing and Venue
All the ODI matches will be played at the Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester. The second ODI will be once again a d/n encounter as it will commence from 5:30 IST on 13th September.
It’s going to be perfect conditions to play cricket as there is no chance of rain at Manchester on Sunday and conditions are likely to stay sunny during the first half of the match.
England vs Australia: 2nd ODI Fantasy Tips
It is important to note that Steve Smith is expected to return in the Aussie side after he passed two concussion Tests after the last match. Hazelwood should be an automatic choice in your squad after his outstanding performance in the last match.
It is highly unlikely that England even after falling just short in the previous match will make any changes to their side. Jason Roy’s form is a cause of worry for the hosts as he hasn’t scored even a single fifty in his last 4 ODIs. England’s bowling attack looked penetrating as the likes of Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes looked at their best and you must include them in your squad.
Meanwhile, It is important to pick a balanced side as it will make your team stronger. Now that you can fix your team even after the toss, it makes your job easier.
Predicted Playing XI
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch (c), Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis/ Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.
Fantasy 11 picks
Captain – Eoin Morgan, Aaron Finch
Vice-Captain – David Warner, Jos Buttler
Batters – Aaron Finch(c), Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (VC), David Warner (VC)
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazelwood, Adam Zampa
Expect England to come out all guns blazing and prove a point after their loss in the first match. Plus the team batting first will have an added advantage as the pitch gets slower in the second half. England is once again the favourites going into the match but doesn’t count Australia as they will be charged up by the win the previous encounter and will be looking to seal the series.