Super Six: Match 1 | ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 | Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
The 73rd Ashes series between England and Australia is underway, with Australia winning the first Test match. England will be looking to make a comeback in the second Test, while Australia will be aiming to increase their lead and defend their trophy. Both teams are in good form, making it difficult to predict who will perform better in the upcoming Test. In the first Test, Usman Khawaja scored the highest runs for Australia, while Pat Cummins had the best bowling figures. England’s Joe Root and Ollie Robinson also performed well, although their efforts were in vain. For those interested in creating a fantasy cricket team, a detailed Dream11 team is available.
When: Wed 28 June – Sun 02 July, 11:00 (local) | Wed 28 June – Sun 02 July, 18:00 (CST)
Where: 2nd Test, England vs Australia – 2023 Men’s Test Series | Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
Pitch and Weather Report: The second Test match between England and Australia will begin on June 28 at 3:30 PM IST and will continue until July 2. The match will take place at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood, London, England. The pitch at Lord’s is well-balanced, providing something for both batsmen and bowlers. While it is generally a good batting wicket, it can also offer some early assistance to pacers. The average first innings score at Lord’s is around 300 runs. The pitch is usually dry and hard with a good amount of grass, and weather conditions, such as overcast conditions, can aid seamers in swinging the ball.
Head To Head: England and Australia have a long history of playing Test matches against each other, having faced each other in 357 matches to date. Australia has the advantage with 151 wins compared to England’s 110. There have been 96 matches that ended in a draw.
England Probable XIs: Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (C), Jonathan Bairstow (wk). Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Josh Tongue, James Anderson
Australia Probable XIs: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (c), Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland
ENG VS AUS Betting Odds: England (2.58) vs Australia (2.15)
- The Lord’s Cricket ground has a good batting surface and has hosted some high-scoring encounters in the past.
- David Warner isn’t in the best of forms and is expected to continue struggling.
- England’s opening pair of Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett have given the team good starts in recent matches and are expected to perform well.
- Joe Root scored a century in the first Test match and has an excellent record at Lord’s, so he is expected to play well here.
Match Prediction: Australia to win the second Test.
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